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Re: [T3] oil light flicker

<x-flowed>I agree w/Jens. And today's oils are waaaay better than yester years! Of course, over time, the conventional oils will break down, that's a fact. Which is why synthetic oil is superior as this isn't such a big issue for automobile engines...but that is yet another argument that's already been debated too many times! :-)

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 '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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