[Vwdiesel] 1985 1.6TD Jetta recently acquired

MLightner mikel at buncombe.main.nc.us
Wed Nov 29 17:52:59 EST 2006

mikitka wrote:

>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 
that's good...

>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

thanks Nick,

Mike in NC

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