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MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI #4484043
08/09/17 07:52 PM
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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.




Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv] #4484136
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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.


17 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T
15 Honda CRV 2.4
12 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0
01 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2
Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv] #4484353
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Thanks for sharing. If I may ask, where did you get this oil??


2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T/10 Speed
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Factory Fill/Filter
Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv] #4484390
08/10/17 08:12 AM
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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.


2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 6MT 2.4GDI, ProDS 10w30, XG9688 filter, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 2.4 CVT, Factory fill still.
Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv] #4484397
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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


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv] #4484404
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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


2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T/10 Speed
Modern Steel Metallic/Black
Factory Fill/Filter
Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv] #4484486
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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.


2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 6MT 2.4GDI, ProDS 10w30, XG9688 filter, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 2.4 CVT, Factory fill still.
Re: MAG1 Synthetic C3 5W30 5032 miles VW GTI [Re: skyactiv] #4485577
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There's Mag 1 Full Synthetic 5w-40 Euro for about 9 dollars less.

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


2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 5.4L V8 ~132k miles
-> PPHM 5w-20 w/Fram Ultra
1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L TBI V8 ~48k miles
-> Milesyn SB 5w-30 w/Puro Boss

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