[Vwdiesel] Air-cooled and diesel oil?

TexasTDI TexasVWdriver at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 3 08:16:19 EDT 2004

As long as your 15w-40 carries an "S" rating (example: SJ or SL) you can use
it in your Vanagon.

"S" is a rating for spark-ignited engines.  "C" is a rating for
compression-ignited engines.

Christopher J. Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 242k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9TDI (turbo diesel) - 101k miles
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary Beth and Chris Geiser" <geiser at execpc.com>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 10:37 PM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Air-cooled and diesel oil?

> A question for the list oil guru's and anyone familiar with VW's
> air-cooled engines (since diesel guys generally know lots about
> everything - and we're better looking)...
> The great majority of my miles get put on my VW diesels ('92 Ecodiesel,
> '82 Vanagon), but I have a '74 Westy (air-cooled) that we camp with in
> the summer (which in recent years in Wisconsin seems like about a
> month).  40W oil is recommended for the Westy... are there any issues
> with using the 15W40 diesel rated dino oil (Cenex) in the air-cooled gas
> engine?
> I keep enough of the diesel oil around - just seeing if I can avoid
> having to keep a whole supply of different oil just for one rarely used
> vehicle.
> Thanks,
> Chris

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