[Vwdiesel] Oil change intervals. -- ( A hillbilly Hagar observation.)

H .Hagar h_hagar at prcn.org
Sat Jul 26 13:07:47 EDT 2003

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If in doubt go by VW instructions.   ( Haynes and Bentley etc. is OK too)  =
Now for the more inventive Volks --- investigate. The fact is that there is=
 no silver bullet (economically) because each and every run will be differe=
nt. Some gensets with constant load is the exception. Why change at all?  -=
-read on.

When you drain you MUST throw out good oil   --- simple just think. So the =
game is to throw as little good oil out as possible. That's were the game b=
ecomes interesting.Here is what I did on one machine 743 Bobcat Kubota 4 cy=
linder diesel.    --- Melroe said change oil and filter every 50 hours. So =
I did for 3 or 4 years. I use ESSO  HDX 15W40 And do blotter tests regularl=
y=2EAfter looking at blotter and the cost -- it was time to contact Kubota.=
  They instructed me to do 100 hours between changes . I now have the blott=
er library to compare.Interesting.   Oil companies have vested interest so =
do the people who make the Diesel and finally the People who makes the Mach=
ine. This is were we come in.
Moral of the story  ?   ---  I was throwing out more than 25 hours worth of=
 good oil plus a filter.    by the  way ashless oil is oil with  0.1 % by w=
eight.  or less.   bet  amsoil is not looking so good there.   just kidding=
 neither do any of the other syn's.    more some other time.       Hagar.

PS:   We change oil because we think the engine will last longer if we do ,=
 and a new engine is expensive. And one more very important reason  ---- it=
 makes us feel good.

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