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Old 05-31-2000, 11:23 PM
Ted2222 Ted2222 is offline
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When I suddenly discovered one day that the GTX I had just put in my car did not have the current diesel engine rating, I called the dealer and asked if I should drain and replace it. I was told that the ratings system had changed, not the oil, so if I had been using GTX for 20 years, there was no reason to be concerned about it now.

The only diesel rated oil I found locally was synthetic. Changing 7 quarts of synthetic every 3,000 miles plus a filter gets kind of expensive for a retiree. Just how important to the life of the engine do you consider this to be?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

1979 240D
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