Originally Posted By: Clevy
Originally Posted By: Provi

This was at about 95k miles when I had to change the oil pan on my 02 ALH Summer 2013.

Those pictures are interesting to say the least. It's almost like the oil turned to tar and left a coating of it only on some surfaces but not others.
I'm not sure how that's even possible. I would think the entire surface under the valve cover would be coated but it's not.
Interesting to say the least.

The splash shield is black plastic so that may look like tar?

Here is the oil that was just sampled after the change.

Originally Posted By: accent2012
Does that TDI have a gear driven oil pump or chain? If chain, I would check the chain tensioners for wear.

It is.

Edited by Provi (04/12/14 09:43 AM)
02 VW Jetta TDI, Valvoline PBX 5w-40 15k mile OCI
99 Honda Odyssey, Valvoline SynPower 5w-30 7.5k mile OIC