[A4] Oil Break In....

docwyte@comcast.net docwyte at comcast.net
Thu Nov 3 17:25:21 EST 2005

Totally disagree with this.  Leave the factory fill in there.  There's no reason to change it out, esp to dyno oil.  Do try to vary your rpm and loads on the engine in the next 500-1000 miles tho, that will seat the rings properly.

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> In a message dated 11/3/05 10:21:10 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
> nickstock at gmail.com writes: 
> << 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!). 
> Nick >> 
> Yep sure.......have been the same way with new cars. 
> 1st replace your oil ASAP..........with 5w-30 dyno, aka regular motor oil. 
> 2ns for about the next 500 miles........beat the hell out of the engine. 
> This will break in the piston rigns and seat the rigns well. 
> Also vary the RPMs.(never let the engine stay at one set RPM for more than 30 
> seconds) 
> When the odo reads 1000 miles....then chose your best oil filter and syn oil. 
> and have fun :) 
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