Recent Topics
Android issues reconnecting to 802.1X secured wifi
by Colt45ws
05/30/17 01:52 AM
Road Rage incident from 2 yrs ago - court actions?
by 69GTX
05/29/17 11:47 PM
Elio Motors?
by OneEyeJack
05/29/17 11:39 PM
What do I do wtih a worn out ATV?????
by Vern_in_IL
05/29/17 09:47 PM
Help with oil filter
by Snowball
05/29/17 09:35 PM
Honda GCV160 Mower - White Smoke at startup
by ThirdeYe
05/29/17 09:30 PM
12 HP Briggs IC surging
by spk2000
05/29/17 08:57 PM
Better MPG with age and miles
by otis24
05/29/17 07:27 PM
My VW GTI hit the 100K mile mark
by skyactiv
05/29/17 07:26 PM
Tire recommendations 2016 Grand Caravan
by otis24
05/29/17 07:17 PM
Bad Experience with Supertech 5w-20 Synthetic Oil
by Jay
05/29/17 07:11 PM
Welders, help! Vise repair advice.
by Bandito440
05/29/17 07:02 PM
3 Liters VW Manual Transmission Fluid
by cpayne5
05/29/17 06:48 PM
Traveller THF / UTF, Walmart UTF
by CT8
05/29/17 06:46 PM
Foam guns and pre foaming
by JHZR2
05/29/17 06:31 PM
Lawnmower - No Start
by The Critic
05/29/17 06:25 PM
Clay bar?
by demarpaint
05/29/17 05:22 PM
Gas Station Gift Cards
by AirgunSavant
05/29/17 04:56 PM
SUV rear sway bar delete
by Superflan
05/29/17 04:45 PM
Couldn't put my battery charger on my DD
by 69GTX
05/29/17 04:19 PM
Newest Members
nolimit06, Eedd, mising, Newbie_ttk11, nitrousnut
61690 Registered Users
Who's Online
22 registered (Bailes1992, chrismo, Brad_C, Bandito440, bdcardinal, chrisri, 3 invisible), 820 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
61690 Members
66 Forums
265808 Topics
4392787 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#586218 - 08/04/02 05:00 PM 15,000 miles Cat-branded Delvac1 5W-40
troy_heagy Offline


Registered: 07/31/02
Posts: 179
Loc: Forest Hill MD
Another data point for folks looking to compare their numbers. transferred to favorite links

Vehicle: 1998 Jetta TDI
Mods: None except for "yellow light" EGR mod
Air filter: OEM paper
Oil filter: OEM, changed at 5K intervals
Bypass filter: None
Oil: Caterpillar-branded Delvac 1
Fuel: Amoco Powerblend with ~8 oz Power Service Diesel Fuel Supplement (last ~1500 miles 65/35 mix of Powerblend and World Energy B100)

Mostly highway mileage. Total vehicle miles ~74K.

code:
Miles:    5059  9698 14307
Glycol: NEG NEG NEG
%Water: <.05 <.05 <.05
%Fuel: <1.0 <1.0 <1.0
[email protected]: NA NA NA
[email protected]: 15.5 14.9 15.4
%Solids: NA NA NA
Soot: 1.0 <1.0 1.1
%Oxd: 11.1 13.3 15.6
%Nox: 20.0 22.9 25.7
TBN: 11.6 11.1 10.3
Fe: 27 16 26
Cr: 2 1 1
Pb: 1 1 3
Cu: 1 1 2
Sn: 0 1 1
Al: 6 7 6
Ni: 0 1 2
Ag: 0 0 0
Mn: 0 0 0
Si: 5 4 5
B: 34 36 34
Na: 1 2 2
Mg: 354 333 331
Ca: 1245 1206 1247
Ba: 0 0 0
P: 966 940 936
Zn: 1170 1151 1160
Mo: 24 0 0
Ti: 0 0 0
V: 0 0 0
Cd: 0 0 0

During the first interval I brought the car to the dealer to diagnose what looked like failing turbo seals (oil dripping down onto the inner CV joint). The dealer cleaned up the area around the turbo and added a tracer to the oil, and when I brought it back after about 100 miles they held a black light up to it and determined it was a loose oil return line. I don't know what the chemical makeup of the tracer was, but it didn't seem to skew the analysis results any.

What say the experts - would I be pushing my luck to drag it out to 20K?

-Scott

[ August 05, 2002, 09:32 AM: Message edited by: BOBISTHEOILGUY ]

Top
#586219 - 08/05/02 04:17 AM Re: 15,000 miles Cat-branded Delvac1 5W-40
The_Oz Offline


Registered: 07/24/02
Posts: 349
Loc: Quebec, Canada
I'm curious to know why Iron is pretty high and the rest of the wear metals are pretty low. TBN and Oxidation #s look really good. I hope that's how my gasser turns out when it comes time for analyzing.

Regards,

Oz

Top
#586220 - 08/15/02 06:52 PM Re: 15,000 miles Cat-branded Delvac1 5W-40
dragboat Offline


Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 1933
Loc: Oklahoma
Any guess as to why he moly went away? Maybe what little was there plated to the parts?

Top
#586221 - 08/15/02 06:58 PM Re: 15,000 miles Cat-branded Delvac1 5W-40
Patman Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 19624
Loc: Oakville, Ontario
quote:
Originally posted by dragboat:
Any guess as to why he moly went away? Maybe what little was there plated to the parts?

I don't think this oil comes with moly to begin with. The first sample probably just had leftover moly from the previous oil?

[ August 16, 2002, 09:59 AM: Message edited by: Patman ]

Top
#586222 - 08/16/02 05:01 AM Re: 15,000 miles Cat-branded Delvac1 5W-40
TooSlick Offline


Registered: 08/02/02
Posts: 5785
Loc: Dixie
patman,

Castrol uses a bit of moly in the 5w-40, VW 505 spec synthetic they blend especially for VW and Audi....

Ted

Top