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Old October 22nd, 2015, 10:13   #3361
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Hi Todd. Personally, I hope to get rid of this car before the warranty expires. If it grenades, we'll have to deal with it at that time. We can hope for a really good trade-in incentive due to the current scandal, but time will tell how that plays out.

I am fortunate to have a very competent dealer, which I've had since 1988. One of the major selling points to stay with VW for us!

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Old October 26th, 2015, 22:17   #3362
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A solid report with a TBN of 7.0 on Rotella. Looks like the nickel is reduced also. I might take their recommendation and run it to 12k. I noticed the magnesium number is up....anything to be concerned about?

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Old October 27th, 2015, 13:19   #3363
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88% of the driving in the last 90 days (3,334 miles) has been city driving with the engine completely warmed up in every driving cycle. Would this make a difference in the aluminum and/or potassium or, is this just a new engine anomaly and nothing to worry about or none of the above? Comments are greatly appreciated.

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Old October 28th, 2015, 19:08   #3364
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Old November 10th, 2015, 17:00   #3365
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Well here is the 20K oil report. Not too bad.

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Old November 12th, 2015, 07:35   #3366
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Look good. We getting tbn of 7 after 20K on Amsoil HDD3000 with B50 biod on 2014 jsw. That still look nice!

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Old November 12th, 2015, 10:31   #3367
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Could you post one of those HDD 300 UOA?
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Old November 12th, 2015, 11:19   #3368
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Could you post one of those HDD 300 UOA?
Keep in mind, we can't use the HDD 3000 in our DPF clad rides AND (*per VOA) it also starts off with almost double the TBN as the LL03. I'm sooooooo happy to be rid of the DPF and on to my favorite oil (I'm a Delvac kinda guy) but it's sad to see how the "certified" 507 oils are done after 10k. I mean, seriously... 10k!!
*If I hadn't of bought 10gal of Delvac ESP for the price of 2gal my interest would be peaked more than it already is for the Amsoil.
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Look good. We getting tbn of 7 after 20K on Amsoil HDD3000 with B50 biod on 2014 jsw. That still look nice!
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I think the car has 20k on it, not the oil. I'd hate to see a 20k UOA on LL03.
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Old November 12th, 2015, 12:01   #3369
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Look good. We getting tbn of 7 after 20K on Amsoil HDD3000 with B50 biod on 2014 jsw. That still look nice!

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Old November 12th, 2015, 18:30   #3370
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Wow 20K on an oil change!

I had a 7.0 TBN on Rotella after 10k....I wonder if I could go close to 20k on my 89k ALH?

BlackStone said I could take it to 12k.
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Old November 12th, 2015, 20:34   #3371
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Wow 20K on an oil change!

I had a 7.0 TBN on Rotella after 10k....I wonder if I could go close to 20k on my 89k ALH?

BlackStone said I could take it to 12k.
He didn't got 20k on an oil change, he went 9,892 miles...
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Old January 20th, 2016, 07:24   #3372
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I got a TBN of 6.4 after 17,736 miles on Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5w40 in an ALH engine with 176k miles total. I will try 20k on this oil next time, as recommended by the lab. I do not know why the viscosity was a bit high, I did not top off with any thicker oil, and the previous oil change had been with the same oil. Looking at others results, it appears that this is common in TDIs for some reason. Perhaps the non-watercooled Turbo heats the oil a lot?

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Old January 26th, 2016, 20:35   #3373
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Reference to low oil level was due to dealer underfill at the first service... Corrected 2k km later w/ 0.5L oil. Looks good so far!
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 19:28   #3374
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No, I'm not using 5w40. Anyone else using Amsoil Euro 5w30? Is it just a little on the thick side?

The aluminum concerns me a little, but I've been told that's normal on common rails without an EGR delete. Living in CA, there's no EGR delete in my future.

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Old March 23rd, 2016, 13:23   #3375
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Could someone comment on my UOA? The oil is Castrol Edge 5W30 LL03, has been in the car for one year and has 6,200 miles on it. At first glance it seems iron is high, as well as Potassium when comparing to the averages that Blackstone uses. This UOA is done at a place close to me, not Blackstone. Total mileage is about 35,000.





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