Thanks for the words, TooSlick.
I don't know what the first owner used for oil. It was a VW lease, so I hope he at least used the Syntec from the stealership.
I used Mobil 1 and the Valvoline semi-synth for the first 4K changes after I bought it. Once I digested enough of the oil info on Fred's I switched to the AMSOIL.
I pulled the intake manifold right after I bought the car and cleaned it out. It was almost 60% blocked. The clogged intake had masked that the MAF had failed. I certainly wish I had this car from new...
I've got 6K on the current oil, I'll get some to the lab this week. And it looks like I'll be ordering a pan gasket...
Thanks Al and Sprintman for the Delvac 1 info. I can get the AMSOIL for less and I'm really looking forward to running the 5W-30.
(digging around...let's see..I got a 10mm socket here somewhere...)