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Re: Synthetic vs Organic - it's hot now!!
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: Jouko Haapanen <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Synthetic vs Organic
> Date: 1. huhtikuuta 1997 03:32
> Jouko Haapanen wrote:
> > Mobil currently offers the following fully synthetic oils (at least in
> > Finland):
> > Mobil 1 0W40 - VW 500.00/505.00 approval
> > Mobil 1 5W50 - VW 501.01/505.00 approval
> > Mobil 1 5W40 - VW 500.00/505.00 approval
> > Prices for the three (list) here are USD 14.00/12.00/12.00 per litre
> > (approximately) here. Ouch!
> > The VW 500.00 approved oils are more expensive, but for our climate
> > they
> > offer the best year-round protection, good cold-starting capabilities,
> > and
> > low frictional losses. One must remember that if using VW 500.00
> > approved
> > oil on Turbodiesels, the oil should also have the VW 505.00 (more
> > traditional multi-grade) approval.
> > This is a can of worms, I don't want to open it much further, but we
> > use
> > only Mobil 1 0W40 on our demos/company cars. Most of customers seem
> > to
> > agree. We do not sell the any oils that do not have the VW approval
> > required for the particular application. Find an oil with the VW
> > 500.00/505.00 approval and you should be safe.
> > Jouko Haapanen
> > Automarkku Oy Audi-VW
> > Pori, Finland
> Doe's it ever get warm to the point were you need a 50 in Finland?
> 1990 QC
My A4 Driver Information System tells me its 34 degrees Celsius today
(ouside, that is - inside the A/C is working on a frosty 19 C).