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Re: Mobil 1 & Semi-Synth

Thanks for the personal info.  I like the Synth for its cold starting
problems but if my girlfriends car starts to leak I am in big trouble with
her.   Maybe I'll have her stick with normal fluid.  But with as much
driving as we do, Synth is a big plus between long oil changes.  
	And thakns for the location info on the Mobil 1 oil filters.  I
may have to try one of those.   L8R

	Todd Phenneger   aka: Zarati
	1984 4000s quattro / K&N Filter / Battery in Trunk
	2.5" Borla SS Exhaust  / 15" Wheels & RE-71s / Boge TG
		Turbo Conversion in Stage One. "Building Motor"
	1985 4000 quattro / Silver / Fixing it Up.
	1987 4000cs quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
	1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
	1985 5kt / Donor car for Turbo Conversion

On Fri, 2 Oct 1998, Todd Young wrote:

> Todd Phenneger wrote:
> > Has anybody tried Castrols new  Semi-Synthetic oil.
> >         It is about $2.25 a quart or so and is apperently 1/2 synthetic
> > and 1/2 dino oil.  Seems a little odd to me.  Maybe a hoax but it is a
> > well known company.  Maybe it would protect better than dino fluid without
> > the leak problem associated with putting it in an older motor?
> >         Sorry to throw another egg in the basket but I am curious as I am
> > about ready to change the oil on 2 new (used) audi 4kq's with about
> > 180,000 miles on them that have been run with Dino fluid their whole life.
> > Thanks
> When I bought my '93 90S, I had no idea what kind of oil the PO had run, so
> on the first change I threw in some Havoline 10W30, I used it for years in my
> truck (that's what the engine rebuilder used) and had no problems. Then for
> the second change I knew I would be driving around 2000 miles in 4 days on a
> trip to Cleveland, so I went with Quaker State 4X4 Semi-synth. I haven't
> experienced any oil leaks that I can tell (sort-of hard with the V6, not much
> room to look around) and after 3000 miles, it only used maybe a fourth of a
> quart. I used to run semi-synth oil in the truck during the winter. Here in
> Minnesota, some nights can get down to 30-40 degrees Farenheit BELOW zero, it
> made starting the truck much easier.
> I know some people have ripped on semi-synth oil, but I think it's a fair
> trade off between the cost and lube features when comparing regular dino oil
> to full synth.
> One change I will make on my next oil change, I'm going to switch to the
> Mobil 1 oil filter. It costs $10 around here, but that is still less than a
> OEM Audi filter. I looked at one last night, the casing is a lot thicker than
> any other I've come across and there appears to be an anti-drain-back valve
> in it. I believe that is a standard on all Audi filters, especially for the
> turbo motors. The advertised added filter medium is a big plus too.
> For you guys/gals in the USA, I found the Mobil 1 oil filters at Kmart, funny
> thing is, I found the best prices on oil at WalMart, so I have to go to two
> differnent stores to get my supplies.
> --
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