Should we be using lighter weight oil?

Dave K. desmo888 at
Sun Dec 29 10:54:45 EST 2002

The newer engines run tighter tolerances.  The lighter oils are needed to
get into these tighter areas.  This doesn't apply to our "old"  20 valve

Dave K.
'90 CQ
'99 ML430 with 0W-40 Mobil 1

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Gharibo" <cgharibo at>
To: "*Quattro List" <quattro at>; "20V List"
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Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2002 9:39 AM
Subject: Should we be using lighter weight oil?

> I have a '91 20V Coupe in the northeast with 20 degree winters and 90
> summers. I noticed Audi and just about every manufacturer is moving
> 0W30, 5W30 type lighter weight oils. Should we be doing the same?
> I currently use Mobil 15W50 year-long, changed every May and November.
> What's your opinion on moving to lighter oils?
> Should I change oil to something lighter in the winters or all year long,
> as 10W30 or 5W30?
> Thanks,
> Chris
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