EALER GEOFFREY AITCHISON of New Tecumseth,
Ontario passed his
1985 Jetta Turbo Diesel to his daughter,
Marianne, when she graduated from high
school. Aitchison became a Dealer in
1982, so he installed AMSOIL products
in the Jetta when he first bought it.
When Marianne took over the vehicle,
it had 565,000 kilometers (more than
350,000 miles) on it. “She drove it to
school, on trips and to her job,” he said.
She married, had four children and made several
trips to Florida in the Jetta.
The odometer finally quit at 921,000 kilometers (about
572,000 miles). The car was driven for
another two years, and Aitchison believes
it surpassed 1,000,000 kilometers.
In 2004, the car was sold for parts
because the sunroof “had become a
sieve and the electrical system went to
shambles,” Aitchison said. “However, the
engine still started and ran perfectly.”
Aitchison updated AMSOIL products in
the vehicle as they became available.
Initially, he installed AMSOIL 15W-40
Synthetic Diesel and Marine Oil (AME) in
the engine and 75W-90 gear lube in the
transmission. He changed to AMSOIL
75W-90 Long Life Synthetic Gear Lube(FGR) when
it became available. The oil filter was an ASF-15, changed
twice a year, along with an old-style canister by-pass
system. An AMSOIL wet-type air filter was fitted. Diesel Modifier was used
continuously, along with Cetane Boost
(ACB) when it became available. The old
by-pass system was changed to a BF-90
when it became available. Throughout its
lifetime, the car had approximately 20 oil
“AMSOIL is incredible, and even after
being a Dealer for almost 29 years, the
products still amaze me,” Aitchison said.