[Vwdiesel] Air-cooled and diesel oil?

Mary Beth and Chris Geiser geiser at execpc.com
Fri Jun 4 07:24:05 EDT 2004

Did you see lower head temps with synthetics too, or just lower oil
temps?  I ask only because one of the things I've been reading is that
synthetics didn't pick up the heat adequately which the writers thought
would affect air-cooled's much more than water cooled.  Maybe that's
outdated now also?

I drive this van so little, that a once a year investment in synthetics
would be no big deal, but I haven't thus far because of the heat issue.


-----Original Message-----
From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com]
On Behalf Of Harmon Seaver
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 9:20 AM
To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Air-cooled and diesel oil?

   The diesel oil would work okay, but I'd really recommend going with
synthetic. My '73 westy (with an '81 engine in it) and my '81 vanagon
both were
much happier, had significantly lower oil temps -- like 20F degrees --
than with
dino oil due to the decreased friction.

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