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#728616 - 02/12/06 04:55 AM Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18861
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Link

This guy is teaming up with George Morrison over at AVLube for his experiment. George posted in that thread, check out his response:

quote:
This scene has been taking place an awful lot lately at our Mobil Store..
A very new looking TDI drives up, the driver gets out with a grin on is face and says "I'm back George! The warranty is over on my TDI and I am finished with that XXXX oil and back to Delvac 1". So far all oil analysis results I have seen have indicated a decrease in wear metals, etc.. I would very much like someone to share how a full group IV synthetic 40W is going to cause cam issues, especially with its robust anti-wear package to boot, vs. a group II+ or Group III containing far less addization... Please enlighten.. I am missing something......
George


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#728617 - 02/16/06 05:42 AM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
a4tdi Offline


Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 197
Loc: Hartford, Ohio
Michael,
I'm the guy conducting the "experiment" with Delvac 1. I'll be posting my results both here and at TDIClub.
a4tdi

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#728618 - 02/16/06 06:07 AM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18861
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Thanks. [Cheers!]

You sure are, one brave soul!

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#728619 - 02/19/06 08:51 AM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
tdi jerry Offline


Registered: 05/06/04
Posts: 108
Loc: GREENVILLE NC
he is taking a chance [Smile]

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#728620 - 02/19/06 08:46 AM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
BrianWC Offline


Registered: 02/09/06
Posts: 6887
Loc: Louisiana
Anyone wanna place bets he comes out just fine?

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#728621 - 02/19/06 10:33 AM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
Bryanccfshr Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 5469
Loc: Durango, Co
I will have to bet he will do better.

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#728622 - 02/19/06 09:10 PM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
a4tdi Offline


Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 197
Loc: Hartford, Ohio
I'll be at 3k soon on the Delvac and will do a UOA sampling at that time. I should have it posted in a couple of weeks.
Stand by...
a4tdi

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#728623 - 03/12/06 12:32 PM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
moribundman Offline


Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 23591
It's been a while since the last update. Any news?

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#728624 - 03/12/06 01:02 PM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 33708
Loc: Oz
quote:
Originally posted by Bryanccfshr:
I will have to bet he will do better.

prolly even "meets or exceeds"

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#728625 - 03/12/06 01:09 PM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
moribundman Offline


Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 23591
"meets or exceeds performance requirements?" [Wink]

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#728626 - 03/12/06 09:29 PM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
a4tdi Offline


Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 197
Loc: Hartford, Ohio
I sent a 3k (3042 mile) sample to the lab last Thursday. Expecting the report anytime now.
a4tdi

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#728627 - 03/13/06 02:22 AM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
a4tdi Offline


Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 197
Loc: Hartford, Ohio
Analysis received today and posted in the Diesel UOA section.
a4tdi

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#728628 - 07/18/06 02:14 AM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
a4tdi Offline


Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 197
Loc: Hartford, Ohio
For those of you following this thread, my latest UOA is posted in the Diesel UOA section.

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#728629 - 07/22/06 04:58 AM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
Tornado Red Offline


Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 1749
Loc: Saint Paul (ex-San Diego)
Here is a link to GMARK's UOA for Delvac in a 2004 TDI PD engine:
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.php?p=1387672&postcount=494

Only 150 ml of make-up oil ... I challenged him because it looked so new, I figured he must have added a lot more new oil.

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#728630 - 07/22/06 11:34 AM Re: Delvac 1 in 505.01 application
Tornado Red Offline


Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 1749
Loc: Saint Paul (ex-San Diego)
Sorry, I failed to realize that a4tdi = GMARK. Same person, same vehicle, same test.

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