[A4] Oil Break In.... (Long)

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Thu Nov 3 23:33:29 EST 2005

	the info i got about break in:  "drive the shit out of it".
all good so far.

At 10:49 PM -0500 11/3/05, Paul W. Henne wrote:
>Nicholas Stock wrote:
>>A friend sent me this link....any thoughts?
>>  Nick
>Like everyone else, I may have something to contribute here also.  I
>bought my A4 with 300+ miles on it (it had been transferred from a
>dealer in CT), and used the procedure below to break it in, starting
>from the 300+ mile mark.  At 145,000 miles, my car uses hardly any oil,
>idles so smoothly sometimes you can hardly tell it's running, and even
>my mechanic (an Audi tech who does work on the side) said with the chip
>switched off using factory programming it seems noticeably quicker than
>the other 1.8Ts he has driven.  So obviously there is more than one way
>to skin this cat.
>What "Motoman" says about modern manufacturing techniques probably does
>have a good bit of merit, so I don't know how well the procedure below
>could be applied to a more modern engine than mine.  But the technique
>below does seem to be a lot easier on the engine, and has just as much
>technical info to back it up.  It does seemed to have worked very well
>for both for my A4 and it's predecessor (a '92 Saturn SL2 that was
>demonstrably quicker than most, and also used very little oil).
>Feedback is certainly welcome.

  Rocky Mullin 


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