latest Mobil 1
t44tq at mindspring.com
Sat Feb 21 13:50:20 EST 2004
I've only used synthetic oils in all of the turbo cars I've
ever owned, so I can't comment on differences between synth and
However, I've found that using the ultralight synthetic oils used
in very recent cars does not work well with my older turbo cars-
5ktq, 200q, etc. all don't like Mobil 1 0W40, which is the preferred
oil for my A4 1.8T. The 1.8T has very little consumption with 0W40,
but significant consumption in all of our other cars, including
the non-turbo '01 Beetle 2.0. My 5ktq and 200q both prefer Mobil 1
15W50 it seems- M1 10W30 exhibits higher consumption and Castrol
Syntec 5W50 generated an enormous amount of lifter clatter.
I can't comment on your 5W40.
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