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#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?

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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.

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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

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#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 ]

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#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 ]

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#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

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