I have a problem with using their MC3 as opposed to their Long Life, and here's why. It's the same thing I noticed with Kendall's GT-1 and to me, it's illogical. If Chrysler's MS-11106 is this bad, I won't use it.
I'm coming from a long line of VW TDI's and one BMW diesel engine, so I've been keeping up with all these oil specs for the last decade plus.
See my chart below; the Long Life has the VW 504.00/507.00 spec, but the MC3 only has VW's 502.00/505.01.
We had a 2005 Passat TDI that had no SCR or DEF, and it required VW 502.00/505.01. The new Passat TDI that came out in 2012 required SCR and used DEF, so it now has a DPF. We had a 2013 TDI and now a 2015 TDI Passat, as well as also a 2012 Touareg TDI with a V6 diesel comparable to these VM V6 diesels in the Ram 1500 truck and Jeep Grand Cherokee, and they all have SCR, use DEF, and burn soot in the DPF.
their VW 504.00/507.00 for these current common rail diesel engines that use SCR, DEF, and have a DPF. If I couldn't use MC3 in my late model VW diesel (TDI,) than what about the BMW LL-04 and Mercedes MB 229.51 believes they are interchangeable and/or comparable, I wonder?
I spoke with an engineer from Total last week and said they were going to update their MC3 label with the Chrysler MS-11106 spec. I asked him what's the difference in the MC3 that prevents VW from approving it with their VW 504.00/507.00 spec? Porsche (part of the VW auto group) C30 is basically their similar, comparable spec.
As for the Chrysler MS-11106 spec, I would not want to run the MC3 with only a VW 502.00/505.01 spec on it when the Long Life with the VW 504.00/507.00 is available. I'm certain that the Total Long Life 5w-30 is absolutely fine (if not preferred,) to run in my Jeep(/Ram) EcoDiesel despite it not having the MS-11106 spec that Chrysler calls for in these motors, but without the Chrysler spec endorsement, technically I would be doing so at my own peril, potentially putting my warranty at risk.
I'd really love to see the Chrysler MS-111006 spec on the Ineo Long Life 5w-30 along with the VW 504.00/507.00 rating, as this oil is interchangeable with our VW TDI's (as well as Audi and Porsche,) and as per the spec, I can only infer that it is a better oil for these modern diesels with SCR, DEF, and DPF's than an oil with the VW 502.00/505.01.
Long story short, I wouldn't reccommend using an oil with the Chrysler MS-11106 if it only had a VW 502.00/505.01, and not the VW 504.00/507.00 spec. What does VW know that the rest of the industry isn't acknowledging?