[A4] Need for Premium Gas in 1.8T quattro?

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Thu Sep 21 19:53:56 EDT 2006

At 4:42 PM -0700 9/21/06, thejimrose wrote:
>  > wouldn't it be funny to cheap out on gas to save $150/year only
>>  to have it be the cause of the sludge problem?
>speaking of calling BS.. i cant see how cheap gas would have 
>anything to do with sludge, which is a buildup of crud from oil. 
>typically a result of flawed reccomendations by good ol audi

	yeah, but wouldn't it be funny?  after all, dumping the wrong
octane gas in there makes the engine run differently?  timing changes,
fuel map changes, temperatures change, etc etc.  oil is part of the
process in there, the pistons, blah blah blah.  and anyway, i had
absolutely zero sludge, and followed audi's recommendations to the
letter, including fuel grade.

	i'm not saying this happens, but rather "wouldn't it be funny?"

>yep.. the same folks everyone here is saying to believe as gospel.. 
>they gave bad recc's on change interval, filter size, and type of 
>oil. not to mention crap designs for the return lines and 
>heatsheilding [all recalled].

	recalls are common, and they stood by their work to correct them.
have fun trying to find a car maker that has no recalls.  then again, i
never own an audi that isn't under warranty, so i've pretty much solved
the problems others have to face.

>so just cuz theyre audi, dont make them right. all the time, anyway...
>-jim  [bitter about being mid replacement of all 8 control arms 
>because of the CRAP design on the a4 control arms in the first 
>place. how many toyota's have you run across with flawed control arm 
>designs? grrrrr........

	have you considered switching to another brand?

  Rocky Mullin 

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