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      06-30-2019 10:15 PM #1
      Just wondered if it is true that the DLRB engine that uses the Buddack cyle, has to use engine oil meeting VW508?

      I looked in owners manual and no mention of this- it specs VW502/504.

      I looked at this old press relase too;

      https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300277766.html

      Which seems to suggest that VW508 oils are designed for fuel efficiency - and then there are posts on "bob is the oil guy" referencing VW comments about damage to the oil pumps being caused by non 0w20 oils being used.

      Anyone had any info on dealers about this?

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      06-30-2019 10:31 PM #2

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      07-01-2019 02:01 AM #3
      Why are you wanting to run that oil in an aircooled engine? That’s just asking to lock it up. You need a 10/40 for most stock ish engines
      Quote Originally Posted by Jade Wombat View Post
      And "no" buggyman, a Google search didn't turn up anything useful for me so please don't just regurgitate what a search engine would.

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    6. 02-12-2020 12:34 AM #4
      20/40 is best

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