[A4] No warm-up...?

Quincy Chiang b5quattro at shaw.ca
Tue Nov 9 17:08:47 EST 2004

> >The additional concern with short trips, especially on the 1.8t, 
> is the
> >oil sludge issue.  Get it good and warm on every trip if 
> possible, if
> >not, reduce the time between oil changes to something closer to 3k
> >miles.
> 	could you explain this more, please?

I'm not Joel, but basically when the engine can't get to full operating temp all the time, moisture and carbon deposit start to build up in the oil and the engine internals, causing the oil-sludge problem.  Changing oil every 3K may be a little extreme, but you should definitely use synthetic oil.


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