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RE: Re: A4 oil changes

Is it advisable to use synthetic oil in this Audi?  I have a '90 80q that I switched over to Mobil 1 at 60K miles and it caused my lifters to go bad.  After replacing all of the lifters and switching back to "real" oil and changing at 3K intervals, I haven't had another problem.

Also, does it make sense that my ABS OFF panel light flickers on at highway speeds when my brakes are worn?

Rick R.
Stow, MA
'90  80q 5sp

Date: Mon, 9 Jun 1997 18:42:22 -0500 (CDT)
From: philby@ix.netcom.com (Phil Coppin)
Subject: Re: A4 oil changes

FWIW, I changed the oil in our A4q 2.8 at 1000 miles. Replaced it with 
Mobil1 and after this I change the oil and filter at 3mo period w/Audi 
doing their 6month changes. We only drive around 8000 miles per year 
and probably wouldn't notice any abnormal oil consumption anyway. 
However, I have never had to add any oil between changes. I have done 
the 3mo thing with my 88 Supra Turbo from new (mobil1 and new 
filter) and the engine looks like new inside.

Phil C.
96 A4q 2.8 slushbox (its the wifes but I love it).