VW 2017 GTI 2.0 5600mi Edge 0w-30

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2017 VW GTI 2.0 TSi. 5594 miles on oil, 29,900 on vehicle. Previous fills were: factory fill-bulk dealer fill in TN at 9,900 miles-Edge Pro at 12,000 miles before purchase-Edge 10w-40-current full of 0w-30 Edge from AZ clearance a couple years ago, Mann filter. Any element <1 not included, no flashpoint number. ALS labs Atlanta. First UOA on this car and I'm very pleased. 90% highway miles and a bit of fun time. Easy driving until oil hits 185F then whatever. Fe 6 Cu 2 Al 3 Si 5 Na 2 K 2 Ti 39 Mg 412 Ca 1902 P 809 Zn 974 Mo 11 B 39 H2O <0.5 Coolant negative Viscosity @100 11.5 TBN 7.4

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The lab thought that it was "Castrol Edge Professional E" C2 Jaguar mid-saps oil. If you got it at Autozone on clearance, its probably VW 502 Castrol Edge A3/B4 0w-30 (high saps), which is about the same as Castrol 0w40 A3/B4 at Walmart for cheap in 5-quart jugs. No "Universal Averages" listed like Blackstone does, but your Fe iron ppm looks very low for a VW engine. No problems here. You could easily go 10,000 miles with that TBN and your mostly hiway driving style.
 
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The FE is low for a VW engine. Some VW and Audi's engines use an iron block which is thought to be the reason why they usually have a higher FE count in a UOA. Nice car btw!
 

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Originally Posted by Bjornviken
Nice report! Is this the c3 version or a3?
It's the A3/B4, 502, 229.5, LL01 version made in Belgium; essentially replaced by the 0w-40 here in the colony. I was surprised at the iron number but not the TBN. I wanted to get an idea of fuel dilution before I stretched the OCI. If this EA888 keeps showing wear numbers like a Honda, I guess I have a winner!
 
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Originally Posted by LotI
Originally Posted by Bjornviken
Nice report! Is this the c3 version or a3?
It's the A3/B4, 502, 229.5, LL01 version made in Belgium; essentially replaced by the 0w-40 here in the colony. I was surprised at the iron number but not the TBN. I wanted to get an idea of fuel dilution before I stretched the OCI. If this EA888 keeps showing wear numbers like a Honda, I guess I have a winner!
Thanks! I am using right now the 0w-30 LL04 version after i did run out off amsoil(out off stock, hard to get it over here). And yes the wear numbers is really good in your VW.
 

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Originally Posted by dishdude
How long do you plan to run the current fill?
Current fill is PPEuro 0w-40 and I plan to run it 5k miles during the winter.
 
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Originally Posted by LotI
Originally Posted by dishdude
How long do you plan to run the current fill?
Current fill is PPEuro 0w-40 and I plan to run it 5k miles during the winter.
Are you doing a report on this fill? I would love to see the report on the PP on this engine .
 
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