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Engine Oil.

Engine Oil.

High-Performance Engine Oils from Volkswagen and Castrol.

The right oil is like a liquid component, providing an ideal complement to your engine, protecting it and enabling peak performance. Discover here how to find the right engine oil, the differences between the various grades and how to interpret the abbreviations.

Developed together.

Gemeinsam entwickelt.

For over 15 years, Castrol and Volkswagen have been working together to develop exactly the right lubricant that your car needs. Castrol is also there at the race track, cheering on the Volkswagen Motorsport Team when they're competing for the World Rally Championship title.

A team can only achieve peak performance when they're perfectly in tune with one another. The same applies for lubricants, which is why Castrol has developed special Professional products for Volkswagen engines, putting them to the test under the harshest conditions out on the track.

Recommended by Volkswagen.

Von Volkswagen empfohlen.

Engine oils are not only your engine's lifeblood, they are also crucial when it comes to optimising engine performance and conserving fuel. Castrol Professional lubricants have been developed in collaboration with our technicians, resulting in products that meet the exact specifications of Volkswagen engines.

With the strength of Titanium FST™.

Mit der Stärke von Titanium FST™.

Volkswagen now produces engines that are smaller, more efficient and more powerful than ever before. As a result, the pressure inside the engine has almost doubled, which poses a real challenge to the lubricant: after all, the only thing that separates the metal components in the engine is the engine oil. Castrol EDGE Professional is Castrol's strongest oil. The addition of TITANIUM ESTTM has doubled the strength of the oil film - this prevents the oil film from rupturing and considerably reduces friction between the metal surfaces.

Castrol EDGE Professional therefore meets the exact specifications of modern Volkswagen engines. Castrol EDGE Professional oil with the strength of TITANIUM ESTTM: for maximum performance. Available at your Volkswagen distributor.

Certified CO 2 -neutral.

Zertifiziert C02-neutral.

Selecting the right engine oil helps to reduce the CO2 emissions that occur during driving. Castrol now offsets engine oil emissions itself and, with Castrol Professional, has developed the world's first certified CO2-neutral engine oil. Every single litre is CO2-neutral certified according to international standards. To this end, Castrol reduces the amount of CO2 generated over the entire oil life cycle, from the production to its disposal. To offset the remaining emissions, Castrol is investing in carefully selected projects, such as landfill gas extraction in Turkey and clean energy production in China.

More detailed information on these projects is available at: www.bptargetneutral.com/uk/our-projects

The Volkswagen Oil Service.

A short stop for a long engine life.
Volkswagen Öl-Service.

Extend your engine's life – with the Volkswagen oil service. Your benefits in brief: We change engine oil, filter and seals using our know-how as a manufacturer, in the Express Service as well. And we use only Genuine engine oils and Genuine Parts, which have been developed especially for your Volkswagen.

Why have an engine oil change?

Warum ein Motorölwechsel?

Journey upon journey, engine oil battles against huge pressure, resistance and temperatures.It neutralises fine dust, acids and water. Even the best oil, however, wears out with time. Residues accumulate.

Change the filter at the same time?

Den Filter mitwechseln?

The oil filter collects the combustion residues and dirt that the oil absorbs in the engine and clogs up over time. It should therefore be changed at the same time. For a long engine life.

Interpreting oil abbreviations.

Motorölstand zu niedrig oder Motorölsystem gestört.

Is illuminated: engine oil level too low.
Switch off the engine and check the engine oil level.

Flashing: Engine oil system faulty.
Visit a specialist and have the engine oil sensor checked.

Motoröldruck zu gering.

Switch off the engine and measure the oil level.

Are the lights still flashing?
To avoid any damages, switch off the engine immediately and seek assistance from a Volkswagen partner.

The engine's lifeblood.

Several thousand revolutions a minute, pressure of more than 10 tonnes per cm2 and temperatures up to 2,000 °C. An engine performs unbelievable feats: The right engine oil supports and protects it as it does so.

Measuring the oil level correctly.

Ölstand richtig messen.

Always keep one eye on the oil level. Driving with too low an oil level puts the engine at risk - too much engine oil is just as damaging. The animation will show you how to correctly measure the oil level. Speaking of which: how's it looking in your Volkswagen?

What is viscosity and why is it important?

Durchlaufzeiten einfach erklärt.

How viscous or thin is an engine oil? How quickly does it circulate in the engine at low temperatures? Does it also form a strong film of lubricant in hot weather? Engine oil has to have the right viscosity to match your engine - certain flow properties that you can read under the SAE classification. We'll explain exactly how that works and the various classes here.

Mineral oil or LongLife engine oil.

What engine oil grades are there?
Verschiedene Öl-Qualitäten

Golden, lubricious, a little viscous: On first glance, an engine oil just looks like an engine oil - whether the packaging reads mineral engine oil or LongLife engine oil. That's why we're going to look in a bit more detail. Under the microscope, the differences are quite clear.

Improved engine performance with lower fuel consumption.

Did you know that you save money during the prescribed maintenance procedure? Oil filters clean circulating engine oil of dust, metal abrasion debris, carbon and soot particles, allowing only clean oil to reach lubrication points and bearing positions. This prevents wear and ensures a long engine life. With the Volkswagen Genuine Oil Filters, both the oil quality and engine performance are preserved, as well as its economic viability.

How the oil filter works.

Wie der Ölfilter funktioniert.

Volkswagen Genuine Oil Filters separate the good from the bad. They reliably filter all dirt particles out of the oil circulation system and guarantee the oil supply in almost all operational conditions. Now learn how Volkswagen Genuine Oil Filters ensure a high engine performance and long service life.