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quick oil question

In message <> Harley Cascio writes:

> I have a quickie, and I know the typical responses to this question, but
> I'm wondering if there is anything special I should know about Audis.  I
> need an oil change and want to shitch to synthetic.  It's a 5000QT that
> just turned 110,000 (please no teasing, I'm driving it as much as I can).
> Is there anything I should know about the 5 cylinder and synthetic oil?

I would suggest, if you're starting from an unknown position, that you drain 
and replace the old filter and refill with cheap synthetic once - then drain 
and fit a new filter with branded (for preference Mobil 1) synthetic perhaps a 
couple of hundred miles later. 

The reason is that a lot of oil stays in the oil cooler and lifters during a 
change.  A 'preliminary' change will flush a fair amount of this stuff out/

And if you take this level of care - there _IS_ no mileage limit.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club