[Vwdiesel] Blotter testing --- of lube oils ( use printer paper )

TexasTDI texasvwdriver at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 27 18:07:53 EST 2004

"Also I would like to hear from someone who sent samples of oil to a lab for
testing.  Was it worth the money ????"

A scientific laboratory oil analysis is always worth the money.  You'll know
exactly what condition the oil is in, how often your oil needs to be
changed, and exactly what condition you engine itself is in.

The Blotter test ranks right up there with non-detergent oil, bias-ply
tires, and rotary-dial telephones.  It works, but not nearly as well, or
accurate, as a true oil analysis.

Hey Hagar, if you haven't noticed yet, we're living in the 21st century, not
the 19th century.  Don't be afraid of change.  Don't be afraid of

Christopher J. Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 241k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9 TDI (turbo diesel) - 94k miles
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "H.Hagar" <h_hagar at prcn.org>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 2:19 PM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Blotter testing --- of lube oils ( use printer paper )

I promised long time ago to report back when I knew for sure
if printer paper could be used in place of real blotter paper.
Well here it is --- :   Printer paper is harder to use , but it gives
a far superior pattern..    The rings are more defined and can be easily
understood by anyone.When the outer ring (the clear one) disappears
the oilchange is getting closer.
For those of you who just heard about blotter tests , this has to do with
finding a substitute for blotterpaper test kits. And we found it , use
paper. One drop and keep flat till dry. Mine can be handled in about a week.

If you are a 60 000mile or more changer and you have an older VW , this test
will impress you for sure. Take regular samples right from the first day ,
you will soon understand why I rant about it.

Also I would like to hear from someone who sent samples of oil to a lab
for testing.  Was it worth the money ????.    I drive a 1984 Turbo Rabbit
I never got to change at 60 000 miles because it also sez 48 months.
A lot of the older models say 8 month or 10 000 miles.

Oilchange is only about 5 dollars Canadian around here. So where is the
by stretching the oil ?.  0.008 cents per mile ?.

PS:  Definition of a "Tobys ass"  -- it is a spot solidly black with no
rings and a
sharply defined outer edge. Usually found on a VW just bought from a PO who
oil was changed regularly etc. PO memory has a distortion built in --- like
brakes were
"JUST" done or Engine was "JUST" overhauled.

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