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

TC-Lube C3 MX 5W-30 is a low SAPS (Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulphur) full synthetic, multigrade engine oil designed for use in the latest technology engines, including those fitted with exhaust gas after-treatment devices. TC-Lube C3 MX 5W-30 meets the requirements of VW Standards 504.00 and 507.00 and can be used in all of their current engine designs.

Features & Benefits

  • Outstanding levels of engine cleanliness
  • Long drain intervals
  • Compatible with diesel particulate filters
  • Low volatility


TC-Lube C3 MX 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
ACEA C2, C3, A3/B4-04 Specific Gravity @ 15°C 0.851
Volkswagen 504.00/507.00 Kinematic Viscosity @ 100ºC (cSt) 11.60
BWM LL-04 Kinematic Viscosity @ 40ºC (cSt) 71.6
Mercedes-Benz 229.51 Viscosity Index 160
Porsche C30 Flash Point COC (ºC) 195
Pour Point (ºC) -40
TBN (mg KOH/g)


Sulphated Ash 0.70

TC-Lube C2 MX 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.