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

Brizax at aol.com Brizax at aol.com
Fri Sep 22 20:17:20 EDT 2006

check out the syntec 0w50 "says made in germany" on the label good stuff  
also like the m1

I  haven't gone to check it, but I think my '01 manual for my 1.8T 
said for  normal service, change every 10,000 miles or annually 
whichever comes  first, and more frequently for severe service.  I 
live in the  southwest (dust).  I putz around town on short 
errands.  I keep  a car a long time.  That's severe service.  So the 
salesman  recommended that I change every 6 months or 5000 miles, 
whichever comes  first.  The service advisors concurred, 
naturally.  That's what  I've done and I've used Mobil 1 since 10,000 
miles.  While the car  was still eligible for Audi's free maintenance, 
I paid for the  intermediate  oil changes and I paid for the Mobil 1 
for all oil  changes.  But it is also true that Audi of America put on 
a filter  that was too small, or at least smaller than that used in 
Europe (I think)  and didn't require and pay for synthetic oil.  Thus 
making the cost  of "free" maintenance less than it would otherwise be 
from their  standpoint.  For quite a few years the 1.8T was ranked as 
one of the  10 best engines in the world.  It needs a little TLC.

So far, so  good.


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