[Vwdiesel] RE:Gunked up case, good parts- Clean case, all worn out?

TexasTDI texasvwdriver at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 26 10:50:01 EDT 2004

"I do not need extended  intervals. (bad idea)"

It's a shame some people can't see the forest for the trees.

Christopher J. Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 241k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9 TDI (turbo diesel) - 99k miles
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "H.Hagar" <h_hagar at prcn.org>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2004 11:47 AM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] RE:Gunked up case, good parts- Clean case,all worn out?

  Anyone have any explanations/thoughts/comments?  Any similar experiences?
I would have thought- gunked case=crappy parts/clean case=good parts.  HMMM.

IMHO  IMHO        The 81  was run on Synthetic lube   and the  73  was run
on good
old Dino.

Yes lots of us Geezers have experienced exactly that many times.  When
oils first  became popular. ( advertising)  engine manufacturers sent out a
lot of letters
saying ----do not use detergent oil.  Lots of failures like the one above
was being reported.

Look at any shelf ----  what do you see ???  things like " Super detergent"
High detergent
implying that  ----- it is good for the engine.   The word "clean" sells a
lot of gasoline and oil
to women.     The best lube   for one engine here is 30 SAE straight mineral

Not multigrade not detergent   ---single grade 30 non detergent.    The
15W40  I use
in the Rabbit is a compromise.   -- Not best lube ---but best all around.
(cold starts is
the reason).

Like Val Christian pointed out it is part "ART"   to find the right

For those of you who are seriously interested (like me)   I suggest you read
the oil
testing program done in New York on taxicabs.   What is good for a steady
genset may be no good for a stop and go stop and go Rabbit on the Wet Coast.

We were asked about moisture being a problem in Rabbits that sleeps a lot --
moisture building up in oil. Here is one answer --use a corrosion

I use Rust - Ban  632  (Esso).   1 part 632 to 3 parts oil  by volume.

There were days this winter when my blotter test showed water in oil --- it
is now gone .   Things are very dry here now.   Love those Printer papers.

So there you go IMHO   would you rather have a perfect filthy crank or
a worn out  Mister Clean ???----    To me draining oil is a piece of cake.

I do not need extended  intervals. (bad idea)  However I do recognize your
problem if you live in a housing complex in New York.  --- There you need to
be a Real Rodin.

A generation ago when I was high and mighty  ---(before IRS) I owned a Paper
Piper J - 3   65 HP  continental.  Filthy case perfect Crank.   Then I got a
clean case
65 continental   Clean as a whistle  ---worn out.  (detergent oil)

I got many stories like that. ---------- maybe some day I shall graduate as
an "Artiste"


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