09-05-2001, 10:42 AM
does anyone have a step by step guide to installing a pressure accumulator?
especially someone who's done it before?
do i have to bleed the system after i do this? Im a virgin to it :)
09-05-2001, 04:32 PM
oh hey, one more thing...
is FRAM a decent oil filter? I think I read somewhere that they sucked. Or they sucked for Audi's. Or they sucked a duck or something... I dunno. And they're tellings me too (Advance Auto) that I need a seperate filter for my turbo? News to me.
87 5000 cs t auto 2.2
P.S. put the new bomb in. Got it for $219 from HD Rodgers and it went in pretty smoothly.. just 3 lines and a support bracket. took me an hour and everythings happy.
of filtration ability and dirt capacity versus pressure drop, the FRAM Extraguard oil filters were superior to all other filters tested. This test was done about 20 years ago, and things may be different today. There also is a "test" of oil filters performed by some ambitious person, who dismantled many different brands of filters and rated the quality of construction (the Fram is cheesy in this regard). This test can be found on-line, don't know the address though. Although this persons observations are interesting, a filter is better judged by its dirt filtering ability rather than the robustness and neatness of its internal construction. Based on this, I have used Fram filters for many years, on many different VW and Audi products, and am a satisfied Fram customer.
09-06-2001, 10:44 AM
Your opinion was helpful. I still havent seen that second filter anywhere in the engine compartment so I'm doubtful it has one. I've used Fram on all my other cars cuz it's so readily available, but I thought Audi's were a little more picky. Then I checked what my mechanic put under there and saw it was just a NAPA. There's a K&N oil filter thats twice as much buts supposed to have some kind of oil bypass and somethign else. I think it's a little better so I'll get that right now until I can read all the info in Audifans.com about the subject. Then go from there. I appreciate the reply, and also to the reply you gave me before a week or so ago!
09-07-2001, 06:08 AM
Before I start, I want to say that I had a Jetta GLI that ran Castrol 20W50 dino juice and Fram filters for 230,000 miles. I used to use Fram.
But the key difference that made me switch from the orange ones to the factory filters or factory equivalent was the anti-drainback valve. Frams do NOT have them.
I found that the one time I used a Fram filter on my 5ktq, the engine would clatter a good bit longer on cold start up than it would using a filter with an anti-drain back valve. This (I found out later from the Q list) was due to the oil draining back into the pan since the filter did not have the anti-drainback valve. Took it longer to build up oil pressure.
What it boils down to is this: if you have a turbo engine, do you want the turbo spinning on very little/no oil pressure on cold start up? Or do you want that sucker to live as long as possiblen by helping it as much as you can?
I want mine to have gray hair and a gray beard before they pass on to that great parts boneyard in the sky.
09-07-2001, 06:52 AM
exactly. The K&N had the anti drain back in it, plus a lot of other cool little sentences that got me all excited about a stupid filter :) So I bought it for 10 bux. I figure OEM filters are about that much anyway, and this way I dont have to order any or treck 45 miles to the nearest dealer.
I used 3 bottles of 10w30 and 2 bottles of 15w50 because thats all they had in Mobil 1 synthetic. The book said I could mix oils :)