[A4] Oil Break In....

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Thu Nov 3 10:48:37 EST 2005

Nicholas Stock wrote:
 > Guys, I always ran Mobil 1 in the last A4 so I have no problems
 > putting synthetic in...just wondering at what stage have the rings
 > bedded in (there's on 470 miles on the new one so far...) and also
 > all that metal crap floating around in the oil...I suppose I'm just
 > a little paranoid (for no particular reason!).

Well, I'd follow Audi's recommendations. But if I were paranoid,
I'd change it at 500 miles, 1000 miles, then to spec at 5000 miles.

IANAL, but the one caveat would be to not assume it has regular
dino oil in there.  If it has synthetic and you switch to dino for
"break in" purposes, and the spec says synthetic, you may screw
yourself out of the warrantee.  Confirm it with your dealer.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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