[200q20v] Re: [audi20v] Mobil 1 Switchover Report

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Sat Oct 27 12:11:18 EDT 2001


What were your reasons for the switch, beyond the fat wallet syndrome?

What was your average oil mileage before the switch, vs. after?

What "added slipperiness" are you kidding yourself about?

IMO, M1 will neither improve nor aggravate rotary shaft seal performance.
If you have shaft seal leaks, give it the engine stop leak treatment.


> From: "Alexander van Gerbig" <Audi_80 at email.msn.com>
> Reply-To: Alexander van Gerbig <Audi_80 at msn.com>
> Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 16:56:30 -0400
> To: "Audi 20V" <audi20v at rennlist.org>
> Subject: [audi20v] Mobil 1 Switchover Report
> For those interested.  I switched over to Mobil 1k miles ago at 99k
> miles.  So far things have been fine, the little oil pan extension on the
> passenger's side of the pan is leaking a bit, it's wet but not dripping.
> Haven't seen any other apparent leaks.  The engine has lost or eaten around
> 1/6 of a quart up until today.  I went to pick up my Mad River ski pass and
> did a really aggressive hill climb, oil got up to 120C for a bit.  I let it
> cool coming down the backside and when I got to the office the oil was
> around 80C, but idle was at 1bar @ 850rpm.  Usually at that temp I see
> 1.5bar, so I watched the pressure and temp like a hawk going back up.
> Pressure was back to 1.5bar after sitting for a few minutes.  When I got
> home I made sure to park the car in a flat space so I could check my oil
> level.  I left it for a bit and checked, found it down almost 1/2 a quart.
> I see no apparent leaks and no blue smoke when I stand behind the car and
> someone revs the engine.  Where did my Mobil 1 go?!
> I am hoping the added slipperiness and heat caused it to leak out of
> places it usually doesn't.  I hope the engine didn't eat 1/2 quart on two
> hard drives up and down a mtn.  Comments?
> Thanks,
> Alexander van Gerbig -- '90 90q20v -- '88 80t (R.I.P)

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