[Vwdiesel] 1985 1.6TD Jetta recently acquired
mikel at buncombe.main.nc.us
Wed Nov 29 17:52:59 EST 2006
>That all sounds about right. You put the correct oil in there and may I ask
>what oil filter?
Wix - though I'd not be unwilling to try the oem filters, since it
seems that the price on Wix took a jump here last time I got one.
>Just curious, Fram isn't recommended. I run Mann/Mahle
>filters. As for running a non diesel oil, it depends on how long a drain
>interval he ran. If it was only 2k to 3k then it shouldn't have caused any
>problems that I can see.
The PO did profess to believe in 3k mile intervals between changes, so
>Sounds like you got yourself a deal. Where in NC are you located? I'm around
>Goldsboro area a little town called Faison.
I'm in western NC, not far from Asheville. I think I've been through
Goldsboro, though it was years ago...
>Not sure if retorqing the head bolts is a good idea but others on here would
>know more on that. If they have been torqued at the 600km/1000mile range I
>don't know if retorqing would be wise.
>The timing belt if it were mine and not sure of miles on it I would replace
>it. At least you then can start from the beginning in that area. Cheap piece
>of mine to me.
Very good point; after all the responses I've so far had a chance to
read, I guess I'll wait till after I've replaced the T-belt before I
start considering it a road-worthy ride, have to look into things more,
see if I can get any more info from the PO
Mike in NC
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