I just seen a UOA for a 2018 SQ5 and it also showed no Titanium. I used Edge gold 0w40 a few years ago on my 370Z and it showed 41ppm of Ti. So i don't know what to think about this new Castrol oil.
It is quite funny that there is no Ti in this sample considering the bottle has with "Titanium" written on it. Unless the FF isn't the Castrol Edge Professional LL IV...Ö
Do you have the SQ5 UOA available? Would like to compare it.
Is manual strictly saying VW508.00/509.00 or it allows VW 502.00?
In Germany that engine is strictly recommended for VW502.00.
This is what the owners manual says:
Your Limited New Vehicle Warranty does not
cover damage or malfunctions due to failure
to follow recommended maintenance and use
requirements as set forth in the Audi Owner's
Manual and Warranty & Maintenance booklet.
- Use only a high quality engine oil t hat expressly
complies with the Audi oil quality
standard specified for your vehicle's engine .
Using any other oil can cause serious engine
- Do not mix any lubricants or other additives
into the engine oil. Doing so can cause engine
(D TipsIf you need to add oil and there is none available
that meets the Audi oil quality standard
your engine requires, you may add a total of
no more than 0.5 qt (0.5 l) of a high-quality
"synthetic" oil that meets the following specifications.
- Vehicles with gasoline engine: ACEA A3 or
API SM with a viscosity grade of SAE OW-30,
SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40.
- Vehicles with diesel engine: ACEA C3 or
API CF with a viscosity grade of SAE OW-30
or SAE 5W-30 .
- For more information about engine oil that
has been approved for your vehicle, please
contact either your authorized Audi dealer
or Audi Customer Relations at
For what its worth the tag under the hood says something along the lines of "Use 508.00 oil only"