[Vwdiesel] vw turbo recall? 1.8T

Tad tadc at europa.com
Tue Dec 28 09:48:49 PST 2010

Thanks for the correction about water cooling.

I don't want to start an argument, but 10k changes on a TDI with proper oil
don't seem to be an issue.   Oil analyses after 10k typically come back as
OK for continued service.

And of course some people would disagree that the factory "synthetic" is
really synthetic at all... it makes me wonder if a run exclusively on a true
group IV synth (or whatever it's called) would still have the sludging
issue.  It certainly should be more resistant to coking due to heat.

I sure am glad to not have to worry about turbo cooldown on my TDI - I used
to have a Mitsu Galant VR4 and worrying about cooldown all the time was a

On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 8:43 PM, Tony and Lillie <
tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net> wrote:

>  They are oil and water cooled. Generally they run conventional oil, but
> even some of the cars that came after the factroy switch to synthetic have
> issues. As mentioned, they were 10k intervals as well. I run that on my
> 4000Q, and some of the ohter NA's I have, but would NEVER do that on a
> turbo. Oh, the oil in my Jetta 1.6NA changes itself every 1000. 1 Quart per
> 250 miles :(
> Tony
> ----- Original Message -----
> *Sent:* Monday, December 27, 2010 5:31 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Vwdiesel] vw turbo recall? 1.8T
> The 1.8t has an oil-cooled turbo, no?  I would venture that this is the
> outcome of VW cheaping out and not using a water-cooled turbo.  On a TDI
> it's OK because the EGTs are lower, but on a gasser the turbo gets too hot.
> I wonder what kind of oil these sludged cars are running?

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