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Re: Oil check and shifting gears.



> Question one: Checking oil. Is this best to do with the car warmed up (run
> car, turn it off, let sit 5 minutes, check oil) or just straight up cold
> first thing in the morning.
> How will my readings differ under the 2 circumstances?

Either way is fine.  No difference in the results.

> Question 2: As I have no tach and don't yet trust my hearing to be a good
> gauge, whats some good speed's I can use as a rule of thuimb for what gear
> I should be in.

A good question; the owner's manual has a good answer.

Normal permissible speed ranges:

1st gear: 0-15 mph
2nd gear: 10-35 mph
3rd gear: 20-55 mph
4th gear: 30 and up

economical speed ranges:

2nd gear: 10-20 mph
3rd gear: 20-35 mph
4th gear: 30-60 mph

when required for rapid acceleration for brief periods only:

2nd gear: up to 43 mph
3rd gear: up to 60 mph

Jim
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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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