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TOTAL QUARTZ ENERGY 9000 (5W40) god enough for a diesel with PDF?

Hi everyone,

I've seen this oil on sale but was wondering if it is good enough for a diesel engine that has a catalytic converter and my only concern is -looking around the web- a lot of people say the kind of oil good enough for a car with diesel particulate filter must be ACEA C-rated and this one doesn't seem to have it.

I've looked at Total's website (they only spec the 0W30 but that's just a different grade I suppose, so the rest of the data identical?) and there's only an ACEA 2004 : A3 / B4 rating, +API : SL/CF, MB 229.5 and BMW Longlife 01 compliance statement. Here's the link:
ITS EXCEPTIONAL FLUIDITY WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE !

They also say it's 100% synthetic and "can be used for all Gasoline and Diesel engines, especially for the most recent engines."

None of this indicates to me, that it cannot be used in a modern diesel engine with DPF. But why is it missing the ACEA's C-rating which obviously has been created for people with DPF as a green light to use it!?

Any help is appreciated.

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No, the Quartz 9000 5W40 is not suited for cars with DPF. If you want to use a Total lubricant i'd go for Quartz Ineo MC3 5W30.
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5W30 probably isn't the best .... you need 40 or 60 SAE ... 30 might be too thin depending on the conditions or driving style (!)
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No, the Quartz 9000 5W40 is not suited for cars with DPF. If you want to use a Total lubricant i'd go for Quartz Ineo MC3 5W30.
The 166 does not have a DPF.....
and 5W40 is what he needs, not a 5W30.
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