Burning Oil???

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Tue Oct 3 16:42:28 EDT 2006

> From: "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at gmail.com>
> I just got my Avant in February with 228k, now 231k and I'm running
> Rotella 15W40 in it year round (Colorado Springs).  It had a fairly
> steady diet of Castrol Syntec 20W50 from '97 and about 50k.  The only
> oil use I can detect is I believe out of the front crank seal.
Don¹t put up with a shaft seal leak, Ed. Add a can of snake oil.

> I'm using Rotella 15w40 dino oil in all 5 of my Audis year round
> because it just got too expensive and too hard to remember what/when,
> etc. for seasonal changes combined with mileage relevant changes so
> I'm doing 3-5k no matter the season.
> If it drops to much below zero I may have some trouble, but I'll
> probably have planned on that and have the one car with a block heater
> home and plugged in, just in case.
> Ed
> 85 urq shows 88k, but broke and no records so ???
> 87 cgt ng  140k
> 90 v8q auto 133k
> 91 v8q stick 142k
> 91 avant 231k
> On 10/2/06, Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net> wrote:
>> 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 to
>>> 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 that
>>> 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
>>>> Sounds like oil viscosity reduction due to heat as well.  didn't you just
>>>> switch to dino oil? What is the grade? Oil temps? Etc.
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