time for me to come out of the (dino) closet
my PD cam had visible discoloration at about 80, 000 km, up until this time I was using stealer 5w30-505.01 oil.
My mechanic, Euro Wrench Werks suggested I do the following:
change to a CJ HDEO 15w40
6 month- 5000 mile oil change interval...
put the catalytic converter back on, :rolleyes:
this will reduce the smoke (and air pollution) dramatically
"For compression-ignition (i.e., diesel engines), the most commonly used catalytic converter is the diesel oxidation...
Euro will NOT install a solenoid kit (to my knowledge) they will only install an entire brand new valve body, this is the only way in their opinion to fix the shifting issues
they will install a factory new VW valve body only, no rebuilds or remans, I recall the cost was around $2000
yes and original cam
i changed to a dino 15w40 (hdeo) at 80 KM when I noticed the cam had some streaking on lobe #1, I thought the cam would die anyways
that was over 6 years and almost 200 km ago
still going strong
I have heard this before, but to date (knock on wood) the engine has been flawless. No oil consumption, when I had the TB changed my mechanic said the engine was "spotless". In reality it doesn't matter to me personally, the car owes me nothing, if it dies I will replace it
My OCI is 6 months...
I have been using a dino 15w40 in my PD, I now have 250km and the original cam
I have never been convinced that 505.01 was a magic oil, particularly when you read about all of the cam...
a club is essentially useless unless you install this air bag shield, it makes cutting the steering wheel really difficult (its a much longer cut to make and it is case hardened steel)
cam or crank position sensor