[BiturboS4] Question re: 0W30 vs 5W50, both synthetic
John M. Harrison
JohnMH at uwyo.edu
Thu Jan 9 10:11:44 EST 2003
This is my understanding as well. Not sure why one would use any
heavier than 30 weight in these cars under normal operating conditions.
I'm going to continue to use 0-30 synthetic all year round. Hope
everyone had a good holiday season. We drove our S4 from Wyoming to
western Maryland and back. The more I drive it the more I love it.
John M. Harrison silver 2001 S4 Avant 6 spd 19,000 miles
no mechanical difficulties, I just tend to hit deer and debris - got hit
by a chunk of wood not three hours out of Laramie which broke the bumper
cover at the lower grill and the plastic under cover piece. Only $1000
plus change this time. I've become good friends with my local body shop
and the State Farm Insurance claims folks.
From: Michael Kuriger [mailto:michael at isuzu-mods.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 9:43 AM
To: Walter J Green Jr
Cc: jgc at norpak.net; biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] Question re: 0W30 vs 5W50, both synthetic
actually, you use heavier oil in the summer not winter. in winter you
need ligher oil for cold starts. I've never heard of anyone using 5w50
weight in winter! Unless you live where it's warm like california
Walter J Green Jr wrote:
> it's ok, as in just ok.
> as soon as warm weather comes around, I'd dump it in favor of some
> 0w30 or
> 0w40 (mobil 1 synthetic, of course).
> '01 S4
>> From: "James Coraci" <jgc at norpak.net>
>> To: <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
>> Subject: [BiturboS4] Question re: 0W30 vs 5W50, both synthetic
>> Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 10:07:27 -0500
>> Hello all,
>> This week, dropped my 2002 S4 off for an oil change, asking for
>> Syn 0W30. Picked it up and the guy informed me they used Castol Syn
>> because "that is the winter equivalent."
>> Any thoughts as to the validity of this statement?
>> Any links to seasonal oil choices?
>> - Jim
>> email: jgc at norpak.net
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