[200q20v] RE: [s-cars] oil change question

Lee M. Levitt lee at wheelman.com
Mon Oct 29 10:17:56 EST 2001

Gary writes:

> Ooooooh, it's been debated a whole lot, on the various lists I've been on
> the last couple years. You'll run the gamit from every 3 to 10,000 miles,
> 0W-30 to 20W-50, synthetic to non-synthetic. My personal BTDT,
> (not an Audi)
> I ran an 86 SAAB 9000 for 14 years and 230,000 miles,(including
> towing with it) using 10W30 non-synthetic oil. Never touched the engine or
> turbo, which both ran fine when I got rid of it. This turbo had no water
> cooling either.
> My personal opinion after reading all the info, 10W30, unless you are
> racing, and change it every 5000 miles. Maybe a little more often
> in winter.

Not asking about synthetic versus non...didn't want to open up that can of

I run Mobil 1 synthetic and change it and the filter (with OE) every 5K, on
both cars. Just wondering about viscosity.

'95.5 S6 avant
'96 A6 quattro avant

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