[A4] Oil Break In....
brett.messimer at york.com
Fri Nov 4 10:47:09 EST 2005
I was using an approved dino oil. I assume it was the original style of
filter. As for what was done to the engine, well, I have an entire page of
parts that were replaced. I don't think they simply replaced the engine. I
now have synthetic in the engine and will ALWAYS use synthetic. Should have
learned that lesson from my Porsche.
From: Dan DiBiase [mailto:d_dibiase at yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 10:33 AM
To: brett.messimer at york.com
Cc: a4 at audifans.com
Subject: RE: [A4] Oil Break In....
--- Brett's Email <brett.messimer at york.com> wrote:
> Yes, I just went through this with my 02 A4 1.8TQM. Had the oil changed
> every 5k miles from the day I bought it with 29 miles on the clock.
> the stealership for the first 50k miles, used a jiffy lube type place
> afterwards. At 69k miles the engine had the sludge issue. Audi covered
> but I still had to prove I had the oil changes AT LEAST every 10k miles.
> feeling (after dealing with the Audi twits) was that had I kept to their
> mile change, it would NOT have been covered, even though that is what
> recommends. This wasn't said directly or openly, but the nuances of
> they said clearly implied that Audi was looking for any way to get out
> fixing my engine.
> Moral of the story? Change the oil every 5k miles and use synthetic.
Brett, this is interesting..... Did you use dino oil or synthetic? I
assume you were using the orignal, smaller filter....? Did you end up
having the engine replaced?
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA
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