[Biturbos4] Switching from dino to synth - lifter prob?

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Thu Jan 15 21:06:22 EST 2004

Single Malt writes:
> I decided to take my 01 S4 to an indy before my factory warranty expires (1k
> left!) to check things out ...
> As they were dumping oil from my boost tubes, I asked if they could tell if it
> was dino or synth oil (since I had just switched to synth a thousand miles
> ago).  Both the service advisor and the mechanic said to switch back to dino
> immediately.  They were quite clear that I *would* have lifter problems (their
> words: "every time").
> Does any one have any information about this??

That's a bunch of crock.  Did they give you a good reason why
they think synthetic oil would cause lifter problems?  Do they
actually have much experience with Audi turbo engines?

2003 A4 1.8T multitronic
2001 S4 biturbo 6-sp
1984 5000S turbo
1980 4000 2.0 5-sp
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