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Toby Erkson -- http://www.icbm.org/ '72 VW Squareback Darksider, 5-speed, 2.0L, rag top '72 VW Squareback Lightsider, automatic, FI, sunroof, gas heater '95 VW Jetta ~ SCCA Solo 2 EP #3; '73 Porsche 914; '81 Honda Gold Wing Portland, Oregon
Jens Vagelpohl wrote:
On 9 Jun 2005, at 14:52, Kevin Guarnotta wrote:
I just switched to straight 30 wt after the trip. I had been hearing
recently on the vintagebus list that multi-weight oil is not good to use in
out engines. This is due to the fact that our engines run too hot for the
multi-weight oil. At the high temps the polymers in the oil-that help the
oil provide a range of viscosities-break down, and you end up with the
lighter weight oil.
I find that very hard to believe. Volkswagen has tested multi-weight oils even "back then" and did not find any problem with it. What exactly is backing up these statements?
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