[Vwdiesel] Rabbit 1984 1.6L Turbo ---- ( need help on lube ).

TexasTDI TexasVWdriver at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 15 10:05:18 EDT 2003

Actually, I plan on using GL-4 specific Amsoil 80w-90 in my Jetta when I
change the fluid out at 240k miles.  };-)

At 100k miles I will probably change the fluid in my Golf and will probably
use Redline MT-90 75w-90.  Only because it's GL-4 specific and my Golf uses
GL-4 75w-90 fluid.  I fear Amsoil 80w-90 will make the shifts too stiff in
the winter and Amsoil's 75w-90 is not GL-4 specific.  It's rated GL-2
through GL-5.  Amsoil claims it's won't damage GL-4 transmissions like other
GL-5 fluids can.  But I'm not taking any chances.

Chris Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 238k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9TDI (turbo diesel) - 84k miles
Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nate Wall" <natewall1 at yahoo.com>
To: "TexasTDI" <TexasVWdriver at hotmail.com>
Cc: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 7:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Rabbit 1984 1.6L Turbo ---- ( need help on lube ).

> Chris:
> You are in Texas, right?  I'd use the Redline MT-90.
> That's what I use and I'm in a climate that gets
> colder, and not quite as hot (Northern Virginia). I
> really eases shifting over the mineral gear lube that
> VW calls for. Also, I think the fuel economy increases
> just a tad.
> I'd reserve the thinner Redline MTL for really cold
> climates.
> You can mail order this stuff. Redline has a web site
> and lists their distributors. W/ shipping it comes to
> about $11 per quart and 2 quarts will fill it nicely
> (with none left over).
> --Nate
> --- TexasTDI <TexasVWdriver at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > The 84 VW has either GL-3 rated or GL-4 rated 80w-90
> > in it.  Redline MT-90
> > is a GL-4 75w-90 lube.  Redline MTL is a GL-3 and
> > GL-4 70w-80 lube.
> >
> > Amsoil also makes a GL-4 80w-90 lube.  It's product
> > code is AGT.
> >
> > http://www.amsoil.com/products/agr.html
> >
> > Chris Thornton

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