Ah yes, so here we are yet again in the opinion filled world of engine oils.
One thing I really like about that is since there are so many opinions that means there are many "right" answers. Which means there is a lot of leeway when making choices. In other words, it's a safe bet that there are few dead wrong choices. This is a good
Lastly, I'd bet that Richard ("the buggy guy") knows far more about keeping old VW engines alive than anyone within this membership. It's not just recreational vehicles that use aircooled VW engines in this region, it's also many many engine driven fans among citrus fields that are used to keep cold air (freezing cold) moving in citrus orchards to protect the harvest. Same with Lycoming and Teledyne Continental engines. Just mentioning that as a point of interest. Trivia.
I did not bring up Aeroshell as a suggestion, it was (as I said) something to think about. A matter of conversation. I never said or implied that I was considering it's use or wanted to use it in my 1996 Ducati 2 Valve air cooled engine powered motorcycle (before the torch and pitchfork crew shows up ... and they will
show up!). Just to be perfectly crystal clear
Soooo ..... yea.
For context, regarding the "$10 cost per Qt." of AeroShell;
Mobile 1 20w/50 V-Twin "Harley" oil is $10.00 per qt., and as high as $15.00 per qt.
Shell Advance Ducati 15W-50 is around $15.00 per qt.
Shell Advance Ultra 4T 15W-50 is anywhere from $13.00 per Qt to $25.00 per qt.
Signing off, back to the Shell Advance oil topic.