ATO24 OIL ANALYSIS - 0W-20 ENGINE OILS WITH VW 508 00 / 509 00 APPROVAL

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ATO24 OIL ANALYSIS - 0W-20 ENGINE OILS WITH VW 508 00 / 509 00 APPROVAL The automotive industry is nowadays moving in the direction of more fuel-efficient engines. Consequently, this development also has an impact on engine oils as the development here is clearly leaning towards low viscosity 0W-30 and 0W-20 engine oils, which enable lower fuel consumption compared to "conventional" 5W-30 or 10W-40 engine oils. The current VW 508 00 / 509 00 approval with the viscosity class 0W-20 and the LongLife IV property is a good example for the current development - and that makes it a very good subject for our latest ATO24 oil analysis. VW 509 00 / 509 00 APPROVAL The VW 508 00 approval for petrol engines and VW 509 00 for diesel engines was specifically developed for the latest generation of VW engines. Engine oils with VW 508 00 / 509 00 approval rely exclusively on the viscosity class 0W-20, which significantly reduces wear. The low viscosity in combination with a greatly reduced HTHS viscosity (⥠2.6 mPas for xW-20) and low friction enable a lower fuel consumption of up to 4 % compared to engine oils with 5W-30 viscosity class. Due to their bluish colour, engine oils with the VW 508 00 / 509 00 approval are also referred to as "VW Blue Oil". This special colouring is intended to prevent accidental mixing with other engine oils. However, despite being referred to as VW Blue Oil, the colour is described as being rather green than blue - so in this context please don't be suprised! 0W-20 OIL ANALYSIS - THE TESTING PROCEDURES All the engine oils tested here meet the same VW 508 00 / 509 00 approval and also have the same 0W-20 viscosity class - however - are they all really the same or are there still differences between them? What are the potential strengths and weaknesses? In order to answer these questions and also, among all, achieve a better comparability, we have again, as we already did with our ATO24 0W-30 oil analysis, commissioned a laboratory accredited according to DAkkS in Germany to test and analyse the following points for us: ▶ Viscosity at 40 °C and 100 °C ▶ Viscosity Index ▶ HTHS ▶ TBN ▶ Sulphate Ash ▶ CCS -35 degrees ▶MRV -40 degrees ▶ NOACK ▶ Pour Point ▶ Flash Point THE TESTED 0W-20 ENGINE OILS Among the engine oils tested are the original VW G052577 Longlife IV 0W-20, as well as engine oils from renowned manufacturers such as Shell Helix Ultra Professional AV-L 0W-20, Castrol Edge Professional LL-IV FE 0W-20, Mobil 1 ESP x2 0W-20 and Ravenol VSE 0W-20. Here is an overview of the tested engine oils: Aral Super Tronic LL IV FE 0W-20: Approvals: VW 508 00, VW 509 00 Castrol Edge Professional LL-IV FE 0W-20: Approvals: VW 508 00, VW 509 00, Porsche C20 Fuchs Titan GT1 Longlife IV 0W-20: Specifications: ACEA C5 Approvals: VW 508 00, VW 509 00, Porsche C20 Liqui Moly Top Tec 6200 0W-20: Approvals: VW 508 00, VW 509 00 Recommendations: Porsche C20 See Product Mobil 1 ESP x2 0W-20: Specifications: ACEA A1 / B1 / C5, API SN / SL Approvals: VW 508 00, VW 509 00, Porsche C20, MB 229.71, Jaguar Land Rover STJLR.51.5122 Motul Specific 508 00 509 00 0W-20: Specifications: ACEA A1 / B1 Approvals: VW 508 00, VW 509 00, Porsche C20 Ravenol VSE 0W-20: Specifications: ACEA C5 Approvals: VW 508 00, VW 509 00, Porsche C20 See Product Shell Helix Ultra Professional AV-L 0W-20: Specifications: ACEA C5 Approvals: VW 508 00, VW 509 00, Porsche C20 Total Quartz Ineo Long Life 0W-20: Specifications: ACEA C5 Approvals: VW 508 00, VW 509 00, Porsche C20 VW G052577 Longlife IV 0W-20: OEM Number: G052577 Approvals: VW 508 00, VW 509 00 RESULTS OF THE ANALYSIS The test results are shown in the following bar charts. They do not appear in alphabetical order, but in numerically order. In addition to the following results, we have put them together in a PDF. This can be found under the following link: PDF ATO24 0W-20 oil analysis In case you are interested in a more precise definition of the individual test procedures, we recommend you have a look at our first oil analysis: ATO24 Oil Analysis: Comparison of 0W-30 Engine Oils


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These oils seem to be very similar ... splitting hairs close enough that price and availability would be my deciding factor. Mobil 1 ESP would be the winner. Widely available, and on sale every 2nd month or so.
 
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Originally Posted by geeman789
These oils seem to be very similar ... splitting hairs close enough that price and availability would be my deciding factor. Mobil 1 ESP would be the winner. Widely available, and on sale every 2nd month or so.
what do you pay for that oil?
 
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Originally Posted by geeman789
These oils seem to be very similar ... splitting hairs close enough that price and availability would be my deciding factor. Mobil 1 ESP would be the winner. Widely available, and on sale every 2nd month or so.
It's ESP X2 just for VW508/509 and Porsche. Not the ESP on the shelf now.
 
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Originally Posted by geeman789
These oils seem to be very similar ... splitting hairs close enough that price and availability would be my deciding factor.
Yeah, that's kinda what oil specs do; drive everything to be essentially the same on broad and basic tests like these.
 
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Originally Posted by BrandonT
Originally Posted by geeman789
These oils seem to be very similar ... splitting hairs close enough that price and availability would be my deciding factor. Mobil 1 ESP would be the winner. Widely available, and on sale every 2nd month or so.
It's ESP X2 just for VW508/509 and Porsche. Not the ESP on the shelf now.
Not sure what you mean by this. The 0W-20 ESP formulation is always X2
 
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Motul for me. If you drive your performance cars like they were intended, Motul doesn't burn off as bad as M1, SOPUS products, Castrol, etc. I've always had to use less make-up oil with Motul. Two of my cars live regularly above 4000 RPM's. With daily beaters it's not as big of a difference.
 
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Originally Posted by widetrax
Is the Mobile 1 ESP suitable to use in a VW beetle, 2019? I have a new one need to change the oil in it, it now has 1'800 miles on it,
Yes, Mobil1 ESP X2 0W-20 is VW508.00 approved which is what your Beetle requires.

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