[Vwdiesel] Any Oil Analysis for xW-30 in a Rabbit?

David Cook vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 26 10:18:06 EDT 2007

How would the oil viscosity determine whether diesel
can get into the oil?

Seems like a one-way street to me and I can't figure
out how the oil can determine what actually gets in
there, seems like things like the rings are about the
only thing that could allow diesel into the oil.  

Whenever I change the oil in dad's TDI, it always
smells good to me...  A little like a charcoal BBQ,
but that isn't quite the right description either.


--- Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Over time, the seals will begin to weep oil and the
> next time you change
> your oil, best smell it.
> If it smells like diesel, time to go back to
> 15w40...
> If I run anything lower than 15w40 the seals leak
> and the oil mixes with the
> diesel. I notice no change in oil pressure however.
> -- 
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