[200q20v] Switching to synthetic?

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Fri Aug 3 13:15:33 EDT 2001

I would be surprised if you found any difference in oil consumption using
the same viscosity syn oil.   First, find the reason for the oil burning.
Do a compression check, without and then with oil added on top of the
piston, to determine if loss of compression, if any, is valves or rings.
The most likely cause is valve stem seals, which can be replaced insitu.


Bernie Benz
Gardnerville, NV

'90 90Q-20V  140K
'91 200Q-20V 140K 
Ford "Quatro" Tractor
Other Misc. Toys 
> From: Gronberg <fussball_200 at yahoo.com>
> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 10:34:34 -0700 (PDT)
> To: 20020v List <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: [200q20v] Switching to synthetic?
> Hey all,
> My 200 20v has 156k miles on it now and it is burning some amounts of oil. I
> would
> like to do something to perhaps stop this. One suggestion that I know mercedes
> mechanics have been using to stop oil burning is to switch to synthetic oil.
> Does
> anyone know if this may help in my 200? If so what needs to be replaced if I
> switch
> to synthetic, any gaskets or seals? Thanks a lot.
> John Gronberg
> BTW; This car has run on Castrol GTX 10w-30 for as lonf as I know..
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