[A4] Oil Break In....

Arthur Marks aamarks at cox.net
Thu Nov 3 12:11:04 EST 2005

I agree that you should get the proper info from the dealer. Barring that since at 500 miles in a new engine the oil is probably fine, you could just drain it, change the filter, and refill using the old oil through a paint strainer to remove anything too big to get past the screen in the pan.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brian O'Connell 
  To: Kent McLean ; Nicholas Stock 
  Cc: A4qList 
  Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 11:10 AM
  Subject: Re: [A4] Oil Break In....

  With as much paranoia as I am seeing in this thread,
  I'd get any recommendation that seems illogical or
  contrary to common sense in writing from the dealer. 
  It is amazing how little some people know that work
  for dealerships (although more sales oriented than


  --- Kent McLean <kentmclean at mindspring.com> wrote:

  > 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

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