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Re: synthetics

John Graham wrote:

> > It would be interesting to compare your engine oil consumption over the
> > next few months with your pre-synth days. I made exactly the same
> > changes as you on my 91 200q about 5k miles after I bought it, and noted
> > that with the change to synth my car started burning oil (1/2 qt per 4k
> > miles). Since then I've switched to dyno engine oil (20/50) and have
> > noticed less oil consumption. This all due to the detergent effects of
> > the synth engine oil.
> But were you useing a 20W50 synthetic?


> >
> > In the tranny, I originally put in Mobil 1
> Bad move. Mobil 1 is a GL-5, even Mobil says don't use it in a
> Quattro.

Hmm, the Audi tech said the mobil-1 tranny oil he put in was the appropriate
weight. Sure was dirty when I changed it 20k miles later, though (to the

> > ( at143k miles, made an
> > improvement), then recently changed to Redline - BIG improvement in
> > shifting with the Redline. I highly recommend it.
> >
> > Anyway, keep me posted (the list) as to the change in oil consumption
> > levels (if any) you see in the coming month or so.
> >
> Make sure it's the same grade oil like 20W50 dyno to 20W50 synthetic.

Why should it matter as long as the weight is appropriate to the outdoor
temperature? That would seem to be the important thing. Regardless, the
detergents in the synth clean out the buildup that has become part of the
motor (after high, 100k + miles), particularly after 140+k miles when I
switched. (currently 167k miles), That's is what I'm after here. More proof
of that phenomenom - I have heard about it, I experienced it; How many more
out there?

> John
> 1990 CQ