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#4484043 - 08/09/17 07:52 PM MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: The Midwest
I utilized a Napa UOA kit item number FIL4077. That kit is probably the cheapest way to obtain a UOA. It took 9 days to get the results back.

My car is a 2013 VW GTI.
The oil is a MAG1 synthetic C3/SM 5W30.
I added 1/2 a quart around 4600 miles. I used a Hengst oil filter.
The engine has an gray cast iron block which may contribute to the higher iron particle counts usually seen in VAG EA888 UOA's.
I did a 5200 mile UOA on my GTI and it showed 27 PPM of iron when I sampled it at 30K.
The viscosity didn't hold up. Mag shows the oil being 12.02 @ 100C. This engine isn't plagued with excess fuel dilution like some
other direct injected engines are, but this kit doesn't test for that, so who knows if I had that issue.

I ran this oil thinking there are very modern & expensive anti-wear additive(s) used in C3 oils that wont show in a UOA.
I plan on doing a 5K UOA using Castrol 0W40 to compare it to.


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#4484136 - 08/09/17 09:50 PM Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv]
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Registered: 04/16/16
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Surprised you 5w-30 and not a 0w-40. I have ran most of my Jetta on 5W-40 or 0W-40 castrol and its clean as a whistle. Although last time I ran 0w-40 Pennzoil it was very clean too. This time Mobil 1.
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#4484353 - 08/10/17 07:24 AM Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv]
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Registered: 10/23/06
Posts: 1413
Loc: Illinois
Thanks for sharing. If I may ask, where did you get this oil??
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#4484390 - 08/10/17 08:12 AM Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv]
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Registered: 09/16/03
Posts: 3042
Loc: Austin, Texas
It sheared some but I don't think it's really that bad. I think you'll see similar shearing with most any oil you run in this turbo DI application. Good/Low wear numbers. 4.6 TBN still remaining. I would run this oil again in your application if it were me.
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#4484397 - 08/10/17 08:20 AM Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv]
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The oil is Expensive and hard to find even on Amazon, but here it is:

https://www.amazon.com/Mag-63278-Synthet...1+C3+diesel+oil
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#4484404 - 08/10/17 08:28 AM Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv]
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Registered: 10/23/06
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Loc: Illinois
Thanks. Looks like Total Quartz Ineo MC3 is also a similarly priced option. I am also thinking of trying a lower/mid saps oil in my 1.8
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#4484486 - 08/10/17 09:40 AM Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv]
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Registered: 09/16/03
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Loc: Austin, Texas
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
The oil is Expensive and hard to find even on Amazon, but here it is:

https://www.amazon.com/Mag-63278-Synthet...1+C3+diesel+oil


Oh, well in that case, that changes the conversation! I though this was going to be cheap like some of the other MAG1 oils on Amazon. For $7.78 a quart I'd be looking for better value too.

I'm a person that just bought 29 5 quart jugs of gp III full syn on clearance for $7.17 per jug. Won't meet the requirements of your car though.
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#4485577 - 08/11/17 10:19 AM Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv]
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Registered: 12/24/13
Posts: 780
Loc: Illinois, USA
There's Mag 1 Full Synthetic 5w-40 Euro for about 9 dollars less.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0077K8TXG/
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