​C3 5W-30 Fully Synthetic low SAPS engine oil 

TC-Lube C3 5W-30 is a low SAPS (Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulphur) full synthetic, multigrade engine oil, specially formulated to meet the superior performance and fuel efficiency requirements of modern engines that require low viscosity oils for petrol and diesel applications. 

TC-Lube C3 5W-30 has been developed for use in Euro IV and Euro V compliant vehicles with DPF (Diesel Particulate Filters) after-treatment devices. 

Features & Benefits

  • High film strength ensures maximum engine protection
  • Excellent sludge control
  • Compatible with diesel particulate filters
  • Low volatility


TC-Lube C3 5W-30 is recommended for use in passenger cars and light commericial vehicles both with and without diesel particulate filters. It can be use in both petrol and diesel engines where the following specifications are required.

Performance LevelsTypical Test Data
API SM Specific Gravity @ 15°C 0.859
ACEA C3, A3/B4-04 Kinematic Viscosity @ 100ºC (cSt) 11.50
BMW Longlife-04 Kinematic Viscosity @ 40ºC (cSt) 71.5
Mercedes-Benz 229.31 Viscosity Index 160

Flash Point COC (ºC) 195
Pour Point (ºC) -38
TBN (mg KOH/g) 7.6
Sulphated Ash 0.78

TC-Lube C3 5W-30 is available in 199-litre barrels and 20-litre drums.

API - American Petroleum Institute - Minimum performance standards for lubricants.

ACEA - Performance and quality classifications in Europe.

Kinematic Viscosity - Measure of the resistance of a fluid which is being deformed by either shear or tensile stress.

Viscosity Index - Arbitrary measure for the change of viscosity with temperature.

Flash Point - Lowest temperature at which a material can vaporise to form an ignitable mixture in the air.

Pour Point - Lowest temperature in which motor engine oil can flow.

TBN - Total Base Number - An indicator for the measure of a lubricant's reserve alkalinity. Measured in milligrams of potassium hydroxide per gram (mg KOH/g).

Sulphated Ash - Indicates the concentration of know metal-containing additives in oil.