[A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T

Gordie's Garage audidoodie at comcast.net
Fri Jul 21 20:54:54 EDT 2006

I use Rotella in my MG's.  It's a dino diesel oil that contains some
lubrication additives not used in the more modern oil.  See here;
In my Audis, I've switched from M1 to Pentosynth, from the folks that make
our Pentosin.  Fully synthetic, approved by everybody.  I've not had any
problems, I've got a '98 A4 1.8tqms with a K04 since 67k miles, I've got
112k on it now.  Yep, at 67k the orig turbo went due to sludge.  I got car
at 47k with dealer maint, so dino oil.  I immediately switched to M1, but
still had the problem at 67k.  Been fine every since, and I've been remiss
on oil changes occasionally.:-(

Oh...the sludge thing - well if you're not using Syn oil on these little
turbo engines then you're asking for trouble.... FWIW I've recently switched
to Rotella from M1 - which I understand ain't what it used to be.  This from
a Lister from another forum who I know well and I know he is very
knowledgeable WRT oil - coming from heavy equipment maintenance mgmt and

So anybody who's thnking about oil - look into Rotella.  No I have no stock
in Shell...just keeping the banter up..

'84 urquattro 20Vt
'01.5 S4
'98 A4 1.8Tq

-----Original Message-----
From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
Brizax at aol.com
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2006 12:50 PM
To: a4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T

my 98 was awesome also, took a lot of abuse, i think the main problem is

people not changing the oil on time or using shit oil

so whats  been the problem?  other than the early timing belt stuff.
late '98 has been incredibly reliable, now w/ 97k mi, all but  19k

I did have a POS (?- I think thats what it was - the  little elec thing on
the airbox) go out a year or so ago- but that is the  _only_ engine related
fix I've  needed....


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