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    Indeed Crasher, Quantum oils are now blended by Fuchs, hence the change in 5L tub shape a few years back.

    I'm tempted to buy 20L tubs rather than 5L tubs.

    I'm curious! Why do you bother with Platinum when Longlife is superior in performance for a few quid more?
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    Two Platinums now , 5W40 Platinium and 5W30 Platinium Plus , I can see the point of the 40 as it's a bit thicker than in Castrol's production - use if there is oil consumption issue .

    And the Plus is also a C3 but a 30 grade which makes it pointless Vs the superior 30 grade LongLife III .

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    The old Platinum was 5w/40, Plus is 5w/30





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    Are CR diesel engines restricted to 507.00?
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    It must be DPF suitable.
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    The VW engine oil chart.

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    Personally, I like Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30, you can get 5L for about 40. I think it's a much better oil compared to Castrol Edge.
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    Plus it's also a C2 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadClouds View Post
    Personally, I like Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30, you can get 5L for about 40. I think it's a much better oil compared to Castrol Edge.

    If you're paying around 40 for 5L, have you considered Liqui Moly which is a German oil brand or the famous Motul from the USA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by diyspanner View Post
    If you're paying around 40 for 5L, have you considered Liqui Moly which is a German oil brand or the famous Motul from the USA?
    Never heard of them. How are they better than Mobil 1 or Castrol which are recommended by VW?
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