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Best Oil for an Air Cooled VW Engine
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Best Oil for an Air Cooled VW Engine
What is the best oil to run in an air cooled VW engine? I have a high-performance type 1 air cooled VW engine in a Dune Buggy and have been running Mobil 1™ 15W-50. But I recently asked a few people I consider to be knowledgeable and was told to use straight SAE 40 conventional oil.
-- Dave Ankersen, Lake Orion, MI
Mobil 1 15W-50 is a fine choice for your VW air cooled engine.  Alternately, Mobil 1 Racing 0W-50 is specifically tuned for the extreme environments of high performance racing engines.
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