[BiturboS4] And the Great Oil Debate continues...

adamschwartz at rcn.com adamschwartz at rcn.com
Mon Aug 26 16:07:28 EDT 2002

> >How can you be so sure that was the oil that caused the lifters to go
> >bad... I used to have a VR6, and a friend still has one... Everything goes
> >wrong with that car!
> >
> no way man. are talking about the same engine platform?
> the VW VR6 engine is nearly bullet proof. His engine was gummed up and
> ruined. Was it only the heavy oil? (way too heavy for the North East
> climate, IMO), we'll never know.

Its true, the engine block in those cars is great. I guess that is why they give you a 100K mile warranty on it.
But I had a 2000 Jetta VR6 and it was just trouble... and my friend had the same car, and his was trouble... Only real "engine" problem was that his water pump went with under 20k on the car. My Jetta would have cost about 5k in fixing it if I didnt have the warranty for the first 2 years...

SOOOO.. I sold it and got my S4.... Love it!

I Guess, my point is that the reliability of quality of the new jetta seemed so bad, that a case of bad lifters could have just been another sign of that poor quality... Maybe a bad oil pump... who knows...


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