[BiturboS4] What oil to use

John M. Harrison JohnMH at uwyo.edu
Thu Nov 7 12:10:20 EST 2002

Many on the list use Mobil 1 full synthetic 0-30 or 0-40.  I have a jug of Amsoil 0-30 fully synthetic to use for my next change any time now (15,000 mi on the car).  The Amsoil has allegedly superior ASTM wear-ball test results, but is twice as expensive as the Mobil 1 products.  Most S4 owners prefer to stick with the fully synthetic motor oils.  I plan to continue to do so.  You can purchase directly from Mobil or Amsoil from their websites.  There has been much discussion about this if you want to search through old postings for more opinions.  Cheers.

John M. Harrison  2001 S4 Avant 6 spd in wild, wonderful Laramie, Wyoming

-----Original Message-----
From: James Coraci [mailto:jgc at norpak.net]
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 11:37 AM
To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: [BiturboS4] What oil to use

Hi all,

Ok, I have a 2002 S4 tip.

The vehicle manual recommends 0-W-30. I cannot find this oil - live in
New Jersey.
My dealer recommends 5-W-30 (easily available), not synthetic - this
makes me highly skeptical of advice from this dealer.
I am about to do my first oil change at 3300 miles. Will be going to a
lube shop, what oil should I switch to? I am tempted to go to Synthetic,
but don't know and need good advice.

- Jim
jgc at norpak.net

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