[A4] oil filter
audidoodie at comcast.net
Tue Feb 28 20:53:46 EST 2006
Dan, there's a new (to us) synth oil out by the makers of Pentosin. It's
called Pentosynth and it's pretty pricey, but my local tech swears by it. I
get it from ECS tuning in Ohio (I think). It's approved by VW, Audi,
I've switched the wifes A6 and I'll switch my A4 next oil change.
> sdewitt at stx.rr.com wrote: Yes Audi enlarged the A4 oil
> fiters in a TSB which also decreased the oil change interval
> from 10K miles to 5 k miles, and mandated synthetic oil.
> Purlator probably didn't bother updating their catalogs...
> It's apparently the same filter that was used on the VW
> Rabbit diesel in the early '80's - that's what it said on
> the box of the first one I bought from the dealer. And it
> was actually only the first oil change interval that was
> changed, starting with the 2004 models - 5k, 15k, 25k, 35k.
> Those are the free changes under the Audi Advantage coverage,
> versus 10k, 20k, 30k, 40k for the previous B6 1.8T's. Hard
> to believe they still recommend 10k intervals, even with
> synthetic oil.
> I am doing 5k intervals with the OEM filter and Mobil1 0w-40.
> Dan D
> '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
> Central NJ USA
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