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Old 06-17-2015, 11:27 PM   #24 (permalink)
Isaac Zackary
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LOL! Since the old VW engines are air-cooled there are a lot of myths about them. For an example, that you should only run single grade oils in them, or 50 weight because of the belief the oil runs much hotter than in a water-cooled engine. Interestingly enough, this myth is untrue since the typical running oil temperature in an air-cooled VW is between 180 to 210*F (less than 100* C) which is the same or even lower than many and most water-cooled engines.

I wish Mythbusters would do an episode on air-cooled VWs.
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