VW50500/50501 oils are Top Tier lower SAPS¹ lubricants designed for use in light duty direct injection diesel engines with unit injectors. In Europe, VW50400/50700 oils may also be used in many vehicle models where Volkswagen 50500 or 50501 is specified.
VW50500/50501 oils are typically high HTHS (≥ 3.5cP) SAE 5W-30 or 5W-40 based on API Group III base oils.
The main physical and chemical requirements for VW50500/50501 oils are shown below:
|HTHS viscosity||CEC L-36-A-90||cP||≥ 3.5|
|Sulphated Ash||DIN 51575||%wt||≤ 0.80|
|Phosphorus||DIN 51399-1||%wt||≥ 0.07|
|Evaporation loss (NOACK)||CEC L-40-A-93||%||< 13|
|Total Base Number||DIN 51639-1||mgKOH/g||≥ 7.0|
Note 1: SAPS refers to Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulfur, the levels of which are often restricted in the latest performance specifications.
VW50500/50501 is usually coupled with ACEA C3, MB229.51, MB229.52, MB29.31, BMW Longlife-04, GM dexos2™ and Porsche A40 (5W-40 only).
For more information on VW50500/50501 oils, contact your Lubrizol representative.