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Date:         Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:41:25 -0400
Reply-To:     craig cowan <phishman068@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         craig cowan <phishman068@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: 1.8T conversion OBDII [was:Re: Your GoWesty do
              you like it?]
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look up the ratings on that engine.... it's not good.

I've personally seen a few of them that had gone sour, and their owners were quite dissapointed. It's possible that the 10K mileage oil changes that were called for...... but I strongly believe that at least some of those people changed their oil more often then that. I have no idea why they do it..... but I know that it's a well documented fault in that engine.

-Craig '85GL turned WESTY BOSTIG in the back

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 7:28 PM, pdooley <> wrote:

> I think it's more due to the unrealistic service intervals set by VW. > > What would cause a 1.8T to sludge up more than a VW 16V or ABA motor? > They never had problems. Of course the recommended oil change interval > wasn't 10k miles either. > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf Of > Don Hanson > Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 5:34 PM > To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM > Subject: Re: 1.8T conversion OBDII [was:Re: Your GoWesty do > you > like it?] > > No, but my 'Pal' at German Auto Salvage says that motor is one of his most > plentiful blown up motors and he thinks it sucks. FW that Is Worth. > Don Hanson > On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Mark Dearing <> wrote: > > > has any of you goggled sluding problems with the 1.8T? later mark d > > >

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