Closed. Parting 97 B4 Wagon
This is closed. Thanks to all that are keeping their B4s alive.
edit...23 Oct... Well, I hoped it would take a bit longer for this, but once I started pulling parts off the Passat I hit my landlord's radar. So...today the car left on the back of a truck. I...
I have some assorted B4 Passat parts that are ready for a new home. I'll list purchase prices for the new parts but not the old. All are best offer.
We can make arrangements that include Paypal, or I can load the parts (after we agree on price) into my on-line store for...
April 8, 2009
Truth in Advertising: BP v. Royal Purple
By George Gill
Royal Purple Ltd. was black and blue after BP Lubricants USA took it to task over advertising claims for its synthetic motor oil, finding a...
Engineering TV has an excellent two-part video interview with Herr Schiele:
Audi's Manager of Diesel Engineering, Günter Schiele, discusses what it takes to produce the "cleanest diesel in the world"...
...the BOTTOM of the list...
Meanest Vehicles for the Environment in 2008
Make and ModelSpecificationsEmission Standard aMPG:
ScoreVOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG 5.0L 10, auto stk 4wd [D] Tier 2 bin 10 152014BUGATTI VEYRON 8.0L 16...
Nov 28 2007 Lube Report (headline is link to source)
Lubes and Biodiesel: Maladroit Bedfellows?
By George Gill
HOUSTON – Biodiesel contamination can degrade performance of crankcase lubricants, though it does appear that some of this degradation can be mitigated by engine oil formulations...
He said AV Lubricants’ expertise in several key specialized off-road lubricants markets will greatly benefit the PetroLiance organization.
“It’s mainly based on Morrison’s specific knowledge in working...
Source: Lubes-n-Greases, December 2006, "U.S. and Europe: Worlds Apart?"
ILSAC (International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee) reps inteviewed for the article:
Hannah Murray (Toyota)
Jim Linden (GM) (ILSAC Chairman)
Chris Engel (DaimlerChrysler)
Mike Riley (Ford)
From Lubes-N-Greases' "Lube Report" June 6, 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. – API CF-4, a heavy-duty diesel engine oil category that debuted 17 years ago and continues to hold a sliver of the market, was declared obsolete yesterday by the American Petroleum Institute's Lubricants Committee at its...
3-cylinder diesel driving front wheels, Li/ion battery pack and electric motor for rear wheel drives this...
NATSO to Feature Industry Experts on Fuel Temperature Compensation Issues in San Antonio
NATSO will feature apanel of industry experts at The NATSO Show in
This isn't finished information. It's more of a call for experimenters and chemists.
My fuel economy has been somewhat erratic the last 18 months or so. I've attributed it to weather, switching from LSD to ULSD and back, biodiesel, sunspots, etc. Mileage hit 44 on the road one time. Most...
I challenge anyone to provide any documentation that shows that either VWAG or VWoA REQUIRES that an owner select their oil from an approved products list.
This will have the slightly less than lofty goal of settling a difference of opinion between another member and myself. The other member...
- 'Racheting' noise coming from cluster on powerup
- Needles don't always 'zero' on powerup
-- Powerup includes removing/replacing fuse 21 - usually resets cluster to zero...until it doesn't...
- Needles may move to and beyond full-scale and stay locked there...like the temp needle...
"Talk about covering your bets! In almost the same breath, Honda announced that it has developed a diesel engine that will meet California's tough emissions standards, while proudly announcing that its gorgeous...
Prices are going up for most oils on the first of November.
The XL products, and all other non-oil products (filters, accessories, etc.) will remain at the July pricing.
Last day to get orders into corporate for the current pricing is the 31st of October.
The use of RNT - radionuclide wear testing - by VW in newer oil specifications comes up here from time to time. Some suggest it proves that the 506.0x oils are better than 505.01 - based on the use of the test.
I'd like to suggest that the use of a test - even RNT - doesn't prove the...
There's been some traffic lately pushing for the right to use 506.01 in PD TDIs and still have warranty coverage. If you're on the fence about 505.01, 506.01, and possibly 507.00, you might enjoy this.
The driving environment in Europe is different from the US. Cars, fuel, drivers, weather...
Here's a paper from Chevron talking about the current change from LSD to ULSD: http://www.chevron.com/products/prodserv/fuels/diesel/documents/elastomer_chevron_tb_2005Aug.pdf
And here's the California Diesel Fuel Task Force report from the last fuel change in 1993/1994...