VW50400/50700 oils are Top Tier lower SAPS¹ lubricants designed for use in high performance gasoline and light duty diesel engines where advanced aftertreatment systems such as Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) are used. In Europe, VW50400/50700 oils may also be used in many vehicle models where VW50200, VW50500 or VW50501 are specified.
VW50400/50700 oils are typically high High Temperature High Shear. A measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow under conditions resembling highly-loaded journal bearings in fired internal combustion engines, typically 1 million s–1 at 150°C. (≥ 3.5cP) SAE 5W-30 based on a mix of American Petroleum Institute. The primary oil and natural gas trade association in the United States. API operates a voluntary licensing and certification program that allows engine oil marketers to use the API Engine Oil Quality Marks if their products meet specific requirements. Group III and Group IV base oils.
The main physical and chemical requirements for VW50400/50700 oils are shown below:
|HTHS A measure of a fluid's resistance to flow. A fluid with a higher viscosity flows less easily.||CEC L-36-A-90||cP||≥ 3.5|
|A product of the combustion of metals commonly found in detergents. As a lubricant property, sulfated ash content is a measure of metal content (usually Zinc, Calcium, and Magnesium) and allows formulators to stay within specified limits in order to minimize the negative effects of abrasive ash particles. Sulfated ash is determined by charring the oil, treating the residue with sulfuric acid, and evaporating to dryness, the result being expressed as % by mass.||DIN 51575||%wt||≤ 1.5|
|Sulfur||DIN EN ISO 14596||%wt||Report|
|Evaporation loss (NOACK)||CEC L-40-A-93 (B)||%||< 11|
|Total Base Number||DIN ISO 3771||mgKOH/g||≥ 6.0|
VW50400/50700 is usually coupled with a range of different approvals depending on the viscosity grade of the lubricant, The most frequently seen approvals claimed in conjunction with VW50400/50700 being European Automobile Manufacturers Association (Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles). The primary automotive standards organization in the European Union, ACEA defines performance specifications for automotive lubricants. C3, MB229.51, MB229.31, BMW Longlife-04 and Porsche C30.
For more information on VW50400/50700 oils, contact your Lubrizol representative.