Tue May 30 12:02:15 EDT 2006
availability approach to oils and filters. Cost and convenience.
A couple of cautions: 1. On new engines or after a rering, use a
break-in oil. 2. If going extremely extended oil changes, consider
Do whatever you are comfortable with. I find a high comfort factor in
seeing black oil from my VWs, go into a drain pan, and pouring in new stuff.
On a high oil consumption car, I use cheap oil. (The time has perhaps
past for the high priced spread.) Trying different oils to try to solve
a problem (like stuck rings) is just fine.
non-vwdiesel ps: Any ATF gurus on the list? I'd like to talk with someone about
changing out ATF on the four Dodge minivans I run in my family fleet.
My thinking is to change with the engine running, and look for
clear fluid going to the ATF cooler. I just havn't found bulk
ATF 4 in 5 gal pails, only 55 gal drums. Anyone do their ATF changes
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