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.
>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
>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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