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Volkswagen GTI, Hatchback
#147 of 185 Re: oil sludge (worth reading) [flossit]
Aug 31, 2009 (6:51 pm)
Regarding the schleeter site, it's full of partial truths, misstated facts, outright fabrications, and lots of scare mongering. Case in point, I've owned two cars on that list, and have performed oil changes with no less than 10,000 miles accrued since the last change (using a VW 502.00 certified oil). The engines in question currently have a combined 300,000 miles on them and are so clean on the inside that you'd swear that the engines had just been built. To take it one step further, I pulled the head off of one of the engines (when it had over 143,000 miles on it) chasing an elusive coolant leak (the leak turned out to be in a ten cent "O" ring elsewhere in the cooling system), and not only were things nice and clean inside, I could still see all of the honing marks on the cylinder walls.
In the end it comes down to faith, you have faith that frequent oil changes are going to prolong the life of your engine; many of us (me included) believe the scientifically and empirically derived evidence that shows that frequent oil changes with high quality synthetic oil is an absolute waste of time, money and resources.
#148 of 185 i'll con't doing what i've been doing for many years.
Aug 31, 2009 (6:57 pm)
i stated my point and you did yours. people can do whatever they choose. i'm sticking to what i have been doing for many many years.
#149 of 185 Re: oil sludge (worth reading) [shipo]
Sep 08, 2009 (8:10 am)
I've always been confused by folks who refuse to believe what the manual states. VW says 10k miles before you need to get your oil changed as long as you are using their recommended oil. Why would the manufacturer purposely lead you astray?
And their argument always comes down to: "That's the way I've always done it." Logic and reason are not their best friends.
#150 of 185 Re: oil sludge (worth reading) [madmanmoo]
Sep 08, 2009 (8:50 am)
Some of us subscribe to the Church of 3,000 Mile Oil Changes, some of us (me included) think the Church preaches a bunch of hogwash. I guess that makes me an atheist.
#151 of 185 Re: oil sludge (worth reading) [madmanmoo]
Sep 09, 2009 (12:37 pm)
probably because the last time people believed what the manual states, they ended up with sludged engines and expensive repair bills.
#152 of 185 Re: oil sludge (worth reading) [bani]
Sep 09, 2009 (4:25 pm)
you got that right.
#153 of 185 Re: oil sludge (worth reading) [madmanmoo]
Sep 09, 2009 (4:27 pm)
ofcourse you would say that you work for one ,"Why would the manufacturer purposely lead you astray?" don't be so naive folks.
#154 of 185 Re: oil sludge (worth reading) [flossit]
Sep 09, 2009 (6:50 pm)
I'm thinking that you shouldn't be so na´ve as to believe that they don't know what they're talking about either.
#155 of 185 Re: oil sludge (worth reading) [shipo]
Sep 10, 2009 (4:45 am)
Sure, they know EXACTLY what they are doing.