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Engine Oil.

Engine Oil.

Engine Oil

The right oil is like a liquid component, providing an ideal complement to your engine, protecting it and making peak performance possible. Discover here how to find the right engine oil, what grades there are and how to interpret the abbreviations.

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Our standard: Far more than just standard.

High-Performance Engine Oils from Castrol.

More efficient and more reliable. With these goals in mind, Volkswagen has been developing high-performance engine oils together with Castrol since 1999, resulting in innovations that are constantly being optimised to the limits of performance, thereby far surpassing standard releases and specifications.

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Castrol EDGE Professional LongLife III

Strength. For maximum performance.

Double-strength oil film.
*Castrol's own tests of the Castrol EDGE product range showed that the oil film strength of the tested products was doubled, on average, by the addition of TITANIUM FSTTM compared with similar products without TITANIUM FSTTM. The test was based on 61% of the global Castrol EDGE sales volume in 2012.

15 % less friction.
*Castrol's own tests of the Castrol EDGE product range showed that friction is reduced by up to 15% through the addition of TITANIUM FSTTM compared with comparable products without TITANIUM FSTTM. The test was based on 61% of the global Castrol EDGE sales volume in 2012.

Retains its strength 140 hours longer.
Castrol's own endurance test on the Castrol EDGE product range showed that it was possible to retain the oil film strength of the tested products with added TITANIUM FSTTM 140 hours longer compared with similar products without TITANIUM FSTTM. The test was based on 61% of the global Castrol EDGE sales volume in 2012.

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The engine's lifeblood.

Several thousand revolutions a minute, pressure of more than 10 tonnes per cm2 and temperatures up to 2,000 °C. An engine performs unbelievable feats: The right engine oil supports and protects it as it does so.

Checklist

The right oil for every engine.

The perfect oil? An engine oil that is matched exactly to your Volkswagen. After all, every engine places different demands – ranging from temperature through to pressure.

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Interpreting oil abbreviations.

  • SAE: The SAE classification of the "Society of Automotive Engineers"
    refers to viscosity, i.e. the engine oil’s flow properties at 
    certain temperatures.
  • W: Winter or low temperatures.
  • Number in front of the W: Flow properties in cold weather. 
    The smaller the number, the better the engine oil flows and 
    circulates at low temperatures.
  • Number after the W: Flow properties in hot weather. 
    The smaller the number, the better the engine oil 
    circulates at 100 °C.
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Full performance.

Even the best engine oil needs the correct fill level to protect your engine. Too little oil: Metal rubs on metal and may damage the engine. If there is too much oil, it may get into the combustion chamber and result in damage to the catalytic converter. So pay attention to the oil display or check the oil level regularly.

Engine Oil Level

Why have an engine oil change?

Journey upon journey, engine oil battles against huge pressure, resistance and temperatures.It neutralises fine dust, acids and water. Even the best oil, however, wears out with time. Residues accumulate.

To ensure the performance of your Volkswagen at tip-top condition, we recommend your Volkswagen to have Regular Maintenance Service every 6 months or 10,000km whichever comes first.

The oil filter collects the combustion residues and dirt that the oil absorbs in the engine and clogs up over time. It should therefore be changed at the same time. For a long engine life.