Yes, I am still existing and still have no LS engine in my car.

After a hard year of working for my Rat-Rok, I decided to do a big service on it. I am having 88.000 km on it.

Timing belt, replaced clutch and all oils and fluids.

One of the most interessting facts was the rear differental oil. According to VW it's free of maintanence.
Fact is, the oil was dead. Totally black and smelled burned.

So we decided to replace it in future all 30.000 to 50.000 km. I hope this helps you a little bit.

Greetings from Bavaria.