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XC70 D5: ACEA C3 oil

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Old Nov 20th, 2015, 19:19   #1
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Default XC70 D5: ACEA C3 oil

Hi all,
I have ordered oil online for my xc70 D5 185: Shell 0W30 A5/B5.

However, the box arrived today and it is indeed Shell 0W30 oil, but with the ACEA C3 spec listed, and not A5/B5 (link to the oil: http://www.shell.com/global/products...av-l-0w30.html)

Can I still use it in my Volvo or better to send it back?
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Old Nov 20th, 2015, 21:04   #2
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C3 is a catalyst oil ( low Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulphur), so probably OK.....


This is from oil labeling explained on the 'honest John' site,

C3-04 Petrol and light duty Diesel engines, based on A5/B5-04 mid SAPS, two way catalyst compatible, Higher performance levels due to higher HTHS.


You might also want to look here ................http://www.oilspecifications.org/acea.php
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Hi all,
I have ordered oil online for my xc70 D5 185: Shell 0W30 A5/B5.

However, the box arrived today and it is indeed Shell 0W30 oil, but with the ACEA C3 spec listed, and not A5/B5 (link to the oil: http://www.shell.com/global/products...av-l-0w30.html)

Can I still use it in my Volvo or better to send it back?
send it back , Volvo spec is A5/B5 which is for 18000 mile service intervals ( long service ) of which it does a great job .
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C3 is a catalyst oil ( low Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulphur), so probably OK.....


This is from oil labeling explained on the 'honest John' site,

C3-04 Petrol and light duty Diesel engines, based on A5/B5-04 mid SAPS, two way catalyst compatible, Higher performance levels due to higher HTHS.


You might also want to look here ................http://www.oilspecifications.org/acea.php
Thx, I read the same information hence my question on this forum.
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send it back , Volvo spec is A5/B5 which is for 18000 mile service intervals ( long service ) of which it does a great job .
Agreed, I already took the decision to send it back but I was curious if i could use the oil when changing oil every 6K Miles. I dont like 18k changes, prefer to change sooner.
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Agreed, I already took the decision to send it back but I was curious if i could use the oil when changing oil every 6K Miles. I dont like 18k changes, prefer to change sooner.
what do you base your theory on ? no need to change sooner , it is well proved by volvo and castrol that 18000 miles is fine as proved over the last 10 years in actual service across millions of oil changes . Castrol developed the oil especially to do 18000 mile service intervals , at Retail price of 13 a litre you don't want to waste your money ..The ones i see are beautifully clean inside none of the usual black sludge it other cars .
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While the A5B5 may be capable of 18000 mile interval changes Volvo also recommend annual or 18k.
I do 10 to 12k miles a year, mostly A roads, no dual carriageway or motorway around me, given the known issue of failed dpf regens and diesel in the sump I am happy to change oil before it reaches its designed milage interval.

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I'd send it back. I remember you saying your car has 205,000 (I assume km's on the clock which is just under 130,000 miles) on the clock so you want the right oil at that age.

I do about 30k a year so the oil will get changed every 7-8 months
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I'd send it back. I remember you saying your car has 205,000 (I assume km's on the clock which is just under 130,000 miles) on the clock so you want the right oil at that age.

I do about 30k a year so the oil will get changed every 7-8 months
Yes, I have already ordered Castrol A5/B5 from another shop. Hope the delivery is correct this time.

Thanks for the replies everyone
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Hi,
I just fund put that my Volvo goes on c3 (Castrol 0W30) oil spec and not the A5 as specified. My intervals will be on 10k so my question is would it be ok to drive on C3 for another 8k? I am little bit worried about having the wrong spec thnx
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