[Vwdiesel] RE: [Audi-VW-Diesels] oil and filter request - Thanks!

Gerry Wolfe gerry.wolfe at sympatico.ca
Tue Feb 26 16:38:54 EST 2002

I'm sure it's really difficult to say what is the "best" oil or filter...
to really prove the point you should subject the same vehicles to the exact
same driving/weather/road conditions for hundreds of thousands of miles,
with no other variables other than the oil or the filter or the
whatever-is-being-evaluated.  Virtually impossible to do, unless you're
running engines non-stop on a dyno etc.

If (say) 1 in 10,000 Fram filters failed thru excessive oil pressures, than
you have a pretty good chance of getting by without a failure
yourself.  Until you rack up hundreds of thousands of miles, none of us
will know if the filter is good or bad.

Heck, for 225k, there should be no mechanical failures of any kind
(excepting maintenance items such as belts, maybe clutch, etc.)

At 04:06 PM 2/26/02 -0500, you wrote:
>I may be the lone voice saying this:
>I've used virtually nothing but Fram on both my 1985 Jetta TD , and all
>of my air-cooled VW's for many years (occasionally a [gasp] ACDelco, or
>Purolator). Again, no oil related failures, and engines that have
>typically lasted into the upper 150k for gas and currently 225k for my
>I think the key is to change the oil regularly, more frequently for stop
>and go driving, even more frequently in the winter when H2O and
>aromatics don't always get hot enough to cook out of the oil.
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>From: Mike Harrnacker [mailto:harrnack at yahoo.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 1:16 PM
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>Subject: [Audi-VW-Diesels] oil and filter request - Thanks!
>Thanks for the amazing amount of responses about my
>oil and filter question.
>I had my doubts about the Fram filter, but the store I
>was in had very limited choices and I was in a hurry.
>I'll return the Fram and hunt down something German.
>I'm going to stick with the Chevron Delo 400 since I
>can get it in bulk from Costco.
>Mike Harrnacker
>81 VW Pickup TD w/79 front end
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