Burning Oil???

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 2 19:06:40 EDT 2006

I've used 10-40 and 20-50 in the past and not seen any difference in 
consumption.  Even tried an oil change cycle with "high-mileage engine" oil. 
  Surpise of surprises, that made no difference either...too bad the 
marketing department didn't catch wind of that.

If I drive under boost all the time, I may also need to replace my clutch a 
little quicker too.

What kind of time commitment does changing stem seals require?  I'd guess at 
least another full day.

Derek P

>Nothing wrong with dino oil in these cars. That¹s all my car has ever seen
>in its 210K and it gets no topping off between 10K oil and 20K filter
>changes. You could use a higher viscosity, 10-40 or 15-50, but won¹t solve
>your problem.
>Derek, If you drive under boost all the time you don¹t need intake valve
>stem seals! Brakes maybe.
> > From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
> > Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 15:42:58 -0700
> > To: David.Schaible at jrspharma.com, b.benz at charter.net
> > Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
> > Subject: RE: Burning Oil???
> >
> > David,
> >
> > I've always run dino oil in the car, albeit maybe not always the best
> > viscosity for the temp range.  Right now running 10w-30.  Oil temps have
> > always been the same, with the temp needle never getter past maybe 1/4 
> > 1/3 from the left of the gauge (can't remember that temp at this point).
> >
> > Yes Bernie, same story, different day.  I've hesitated on addressing the
> > issue given the effort/money factor to accomplish said goal. Also heard 
> > replacing the seals only does not always fix oil consumption problems.
> > Aggravating the situation...older the car gets the less sense major work
> > like this makes.  And like I'd mentioned...only times I ever see visible
> > signs of oil burning is on start up and these three long term, traffic
> > related idleing excercises.
> >
> > Derek P
> >

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