[Vwdiesel] Amsoil

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Sun Jul 20 22:24:20 EDT 2003

On 20 Jul 2003 at 17:40, Mary Beth and Chris Geiser <geiser at execpc.com> wrote:

> The Amsoil is rated appropriately - copied from the website:
> API Service CF, CF-2, CG-4, CH-4, CI-4, SH, SJ
> My question was about the extended drain interval... upon reading their
> website further, they recommend a filter change between oil changes -
> Chris, I think you mentioned that also.
> Now my follow up question - Amsoil of course recommends their filter,
> which I don't think they make for VW's.  I've always used Mann fiters.
> I remember this topic being beaten to death previously, but with an
> extended drain interval, the filter would seem to be a pretty important
> component... Anyone have info on filter proficiency?

I would change the filter at the VW oil change interval, which is 5000 miles for TD,
and 7500 miles for NA. (The ECO is a TD). If you have a good source for Mann, use
them, they are excellent. Other good filters to use are Bosch, Mahle, VW, and
Baldwin B114. I have been using the Baldwin B114 for several years with good
success, as I can get them fairly cheap through work. Baldwin/Hastings makes filters
for Amsoil, and they are also a well respected heavy diesel filter, so I trust them.

Shawn Wright
'88 Westy 375k
'85 Jetta D 263k
'85 Jetta TD 482k (retired)
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