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1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles #4572621
11/13/17 10:30 AM
11/13/17 10:30 AM
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Florida, USA
vintageant Offline OP
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For you classic VW Beetle/Bug fans out there. Apparently all good.



1925 Alvis HDEO 15W40
1937 Alvis Speed 25 20W50 w LM MoS2 & LM MOS
1970 VW Peking - Paris Rally Beetle HDEO 15W40 w LM MoS2
1987 Porsche 924S HDEO 15W40
Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant] #4572635
11/13/17 10:45 AM
11/13/17 10:45 AM
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Deep in the heart of Jersey
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Deep in the heart of Jersey
Is 2 qts of oil in 2300 miles considered normal?.,,,

Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant] #4572650
11/13/17 11:01 AM
11/13/17 11:01 AM
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The Garden State
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That's obviously not the factory engine, what is it?

Whimsey

Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant] #4572659
11/13/17 11:04 AM
11/13/17 11:04 AM
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Marshfield , MA
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vintageant please share a little about this: 1970 VW Peking - Paris Rally Beetle HDEO 15W40 w LM MoS2 TIA


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant] #4572715
11/13/17 11:38 AM
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Douglas County, Colorado
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Wow. Blast from the past. I had a couple of Bugs when I was a teen. That is probably the perfect oil for that engine.

Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant] #4572734
11/13/17 11:52 AM
11/13/17 11:52 AM
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Florida, USA
vintageant Offline OP
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"Is 2 qts of oil in 2300 miles considered normal?"

It leaks, not burns. Oil cooler, oil pump cover, valves covers, fuel pump, distributor drive, push rod tubes, etc. Take your pick. If you've ever owned an air cooled VW, you're probably familiar


1925 Alvis HDEO 15W40
1937 Alvis Speed 25 20W50 w LM MoS2 & LM MOS
1970 VW Peking - Paris Rally Beetle HDEO 15W40 w LM MoS2
1987 Porsche 924S HDEO 15W40
Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant] #4572744
11/13/17 11:59 AM
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Florida, USA
vintageant Offline OP
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"That's obviously not the factory engine, what is it?"

1955cc motor (76 x 90.5), Weber 32/36 DFEV progressive carb, dual-port heads, Engle 100 cam, dog-house cooler. Built as a mileage motor, 85+HP. KCR transaxle, double spider gears. Front disc brakes, rear Type 3 drum brakes. 0-60 mph in about 9 seconds, cruises all day at 75 and tops out at just over 100 mph. As reliable as a stock 1600cc VW, but with the performance equal to or exceeding a Porsche 912. Competed/completed 2013 Peking to Paris Rally and 2017 Great Race.

More here: https://www.facebook.com/PekingToParis2013LittleRed/


1925 Alvis HDEO 15W40
1937 Alvis Speed 25 20W50 w LM MoS2 & LM MOS
1970 VW Peking - Paris Rally Beetle HDEO 15W40 w LM MoS2
1987 Porsche 924S HDEO 15W40
Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant] #4572809
11/13/17 12:48 PM
11/13/17 12:48 PM
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Imperial Valley, California
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My father has a 60 bug convertible that has been in my family since 1963. Original 1200 36hp motor in it. My Dad runs Shell Rotella HD 30 in his bug. I have been wanting him to do a UOA for the longest. He has lately been needing to add Lucas Oil Stabilizer but there are very little to no engine oil leaks and we all know how rare that is in a bug haha.

Very cool to see a UOA for a bug. Love these cars. My Dad's belonged to his Father and we are planning to just pass it down. He gets offers ALL THE TIME from people wanting to buy it and he just says NOPE.

Thanks for sharing this UOA.


Dub On drive


Jeff


"You don't have to be crazy to do this... But it helps." Bob Ross.
Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant] #4572895
11/13/17 02:00 PM
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Georgia
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Georgia
I wish I still had my 1970 Delux Beetle. By the way, Delux meant it had tilt out rear side windows. I loved that little car. Nothing really special other than forged 85.5 Mahle jugs and a C-25 Scat cam. I ran 20w50 Valvoline in mine.

Last edited by MParr; 11/13/17 02:02 PM.

2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: QSUD 5W30 & STP S2808ML
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Mobil 1 5W30 & NAPA Gold 1348
Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: Jeffs2006EvoIX] #4572915
11/13/17 02:15 PM
11/13/17 02:15 PM
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Chicago / IN
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Originally Posted By: Jeffs2006EvoIX
lately been needing to add Lucas Oil Stabilizer



What possible reason could there be to use that [censored]



Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant] #4572932
11/13/17 02:29 PM
11/13/17 02:29 PM
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Idaho
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Idaho
Originally Posted By: vintageant
...1955cc motor (76 x 90.5), Weber 32/36 DFEV progressive carb, dual-port heads, Engle 100 cam, dog-house cooler. Built as a mileage motor, 85+HP. KCR transaxle, double spider gears. Front disc brakes, rear Type 3 drum brakes. 0-60 mph in about 9 seconds, cruises all day at 75 and tops out at just over 100 mph...


does it have an oil filter?

Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant] #4573060
11/13/17 05:21 PM
11/13/17 05:21 PM
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The Garden State
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Originally Posted By: vintageant
"That's obviously not the factory engine, what is it?"

1955cc motor (76 x 90.5), Weber 32/36 DFEV progressive carb, dual-port heads, Engle 100 cam, dog-house cooler. Built as a mileage motor, 85+HP. KCR transaxle, double spider gears. Front disc brakes, rear Type 3 drum brakes. 0-60 mph in about 9 seconds, cruises all day at 75 and tops out at just over 100 mph. As reliable as a stock 1600cc VW, but with the performance equal to or exceeding a Porsche 912. Competed/completed 2013 Peking to Paris Rally and 2017 Great Race.

More here: https://www.facebook.com/PekingToParis2013LittleRed/


So it's SLIGHTLY different than my 1972 Beetle was LOL LOL LOL LOL

Whimsey

Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant] #4573080
11/13/17 05:40 PM
11/13/17 05:40 PM
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Florida, USA
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"does it have an oil filter?"

Yes


1925 Alvis HDEO 15W40
1937 Alvis Speed 25 20W50 w LM MoS2 & LM MOS
1970 VW Peking - Paris Rally Beetle HDEO 15W40 w LM MoS2
1987 Porsche 924S HDEO 15W40
Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant] #4573120
11/13/17 06:31 PM
11/13/17 06:31 PM
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Alabama, USA
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Good to see no contamination from coolant.. LOL

Learned to drive on a 1970 model. No tilt out windows though so interior ventilation was awful....


"Facts are pesky things"

2003 Town & Country--143 k
2016 Fusion 8 k
2016 Fusion 34 k
2017 Santa Fe 8k

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