[T3] Engine Oil

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Sat Sep 16 17:38:37 PDT 2017

I use Pennzoil 25W50 racing oil in the square with its old engine, in summer
use, it has the ZDDP.  In the Notch I use Joe Gibbs, forget what type,
but its for the air cooleds and has the ZDDP.  10W30 as the engine is young
and tight.  Remember, synthetics cant be used in stock engines without the
oil filter.


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  "Hothe"
65 Notchback  "El Baja Rojo"
93 RX7  "Redstur"
87 Golf  "Winterat" RIP
01 Sentra SE "Boremobile"
-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of Gary Forsmo
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:44 AM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: [T3] Engine Oil

Within our Type 3 group, what engine oil is popular?

   1. Price per quart or
   2. 12-quart case?

Do any of you insist on using an engine oil which either has

   1. Zinc dialkyldithiophosphate (ZDDP) *IN* the oil or
   2. do you *add* approximately 4 oz. of ZDDP, when you change your oil?

I have periodically used Valvoline VR1 10W-30 Racing Oil and Amsoil Z-Rod
10W-30.  Both are quite expensive.

Are those oils worth the expense, given most of us drive a few hundred or a
few thousand miles a year?

Gary "Frito" - '69 Squareback, FI, MT, One-owner
Rockport, TX (winter)
Lake Geneva, WI (summer)
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