Recent Topics
Founder of BlackStone Labs passes away
by JetStar
02/09/16 06:10 PM
who uses a oil filter wrench?
by 15SilvyEcotec
02/09/16 05:56 PM
Heavy-duty combustion chamber cleaner
by TexasTea
02/09/16 05:23 PM
Motosel 5W30 Syn Blend / 15W40 HDEO VOA 1-28-16
by Farmer
02/09/16 04:47 PM
Mobil 1 oil filter quality
by dgunay
02/09/16 03:34 PM
help replacing door pins on a 98 corolla
by ziggy
02/09/16 03:26 PM
Bought an oil filter today.
by Taildragger
02/09/16 03:14 PM
15' Audi A4 quattro 2.0T Valvoline 0W40 7510 miles
by skyactiv
02/09/16 02:53 PM
Dodge Grand Caravan - Need Some Info
by Nick1994
02/09/16 02:47 PM
Oil for 1997 4runner with 300K
by claluja
02/09/16 12:54 PM
2003-2009 Lexus GX 470 Rear shocks for sale
by exman123
02/09/16 12:09 PM
Maintenance on a Mint Low Mileage 2001 S2000
by Thugzy
02/09/16 11:54 AM
Newest Members
paulp, ATLjunkcars, jqgz, ukpdxwrx, TerrenceRocks
56865 Registered Users
Who's Online
108 registered (15SilvyEcotec, ammolab, Al, 04SE, 901Memphis, 12 invisible), 1546 Guests and 211 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
56865 Members
66 Forums
244457 Topics
3981078 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#586266 - 02/03/03 08:25 AM factory fill in 2K2 TDI
tapokata Offline


Registered: 02/03/03
Posts: 6
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Here's the results from my oil analysis. Comments?

+++++++++

Vehicle: 2K2 New Beetle 1.9 TDI
Time on Oil: 5,000 miles
Time on Unit: 5,000 miles

Spectrochemical Analysis all values ppm
Iron: 111
Chromium; 5
Lead: 35
Copper: 28
Aluminum: 30
Nickel: 11
Silver: 0
Silicon: 26
Boron: 5
Sodium: 10
Magnesium: 25
Calcium: 3406
Barium: 0
Phosphorus: 1005
Zinc: 1227
Molybdenum: 1
Titanium: 0
Vanadium: 0
Potassium: 0

Physical Properties:
Fuel: <1 %VOL
Vis @40C cSt: N/A
VIS @100C cSt: 9.78
Water: 0%
Soot/solids: 0.2 %VOL
Glycol: Neg

Additional Tests:
TBN: 6.46
Oxid: N/A
Nitr: N/A
F-Soot: 0.20
Change: Yes

Analysis Recommendations:
Note: Aluminum level appears to be high. Wear metals appear to be high - possible from normal break-in. Recommend resample at normal interval.

++++++++++

Analysis was done by OAI. Vehicle is driven mostly city mileage; 40% CARB D-2 diesel; 60% Arco ECD-1 ULSD. Oil was the factory fill; looking at the manufacturing date, looks like the oil was in the crankcase for almost 12 months.

Comments? Thanks...

-Tapokata

Top
#586267 - 02/03/03 08:44 AM Re: factory fill in 2K2 TDI
OneQuartLow Offline


Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 874
Loc: Pacific NW
Not bad for factory oil, but it shows why many people change out the first batch a few times by 5K.

[ February 04, 2003, 12:46 AM: Message edited by: OneQuartLow ]

Top
#586268 - 02/03/03 08:47 AM Re: factory fill in 2K2 TDI
tapokata Offline


Registered: 02/03/03
Posts: 6
Loc: Sacramento, CA
I assume it to be the proprietary Syntec 5W-40 or 5W-30... but don't know for sure [I dont know]

VWOA recommends 5K interval for first 10K miles, then 10K thereafter. "Conventional wisdom" (at least over at Fred's TDIClub) is to not short-change the factory fill... thanks for the look.

-Tapokata

[ February 04, 2003, 12:50 AM: Message edited by: tapokata ]

Top
#586269 - 02/03/03 04:30 PM Re: factory fill in 2K2 TDI
DABEAR95 Offline


Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 157
Loc: Roseville, MI
quote:
Originally posted by tapokata:
I assume it to be the proprietary Syntec 5W-40 or 5W-30... but don't know for sure [I dont know]

VWOA recommends 5K interval for first 10K miles, then 10K thereafter. "Conventional wisdom" (at least over at Fred's TDIClub) is to not short-change the factory fill... thanks for the look.

-Tapokata

Yeah, thats what they say. I myself changed at 2,500, 5,000, and will be changing again tomorrow at 12,000 and sending in the smaple for analysis. Then 20, 30, etc...

I hope I avoided those numbers by changing my oil sooner in my TDI.

I have a 2002 Golf :-)

Jason

Top