[V8] Oil Weight

Audi Sport audisport44 at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 29 18:30:30 EST 2006

Very thorough explanation!
Thank you.

> From: kyle_leatherwood at hotmail.com> To: v8 at audifans.com> Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 18:18:20 -0500> Subject: Re: [V8] Oil Weight> > The oil leaks I would not be concerned about. Like most everyone has already > said, most of the cars already leak oil and being in the automotive service > industry I can tell you that very few vehicles spring new leaks due to > changing from dyno oil to synthetic. Yes, the "varnish" that may be coating > older seals that the synthetic oil cleans away is true. However if the seal > leaks because that "varnish" is gone away, the seal was bad to start with, > or it was just being held together by a temporary patch or band-aid, the > "varnish" on the sealing surface.> > However..... In the case of the V8 engines, I WOULD WORRY about the fact > that they run very low tension rings on the pistons due to their unique > block and piston design. Synthetic oil, due to it's unique molecular > structure which coats surfaces much better than dyno oil (impregnates the > metal pores better) can in some (certainly not all, those of you who have > used it without problems) cases cause excessive oil blowby past the rings > and cause the vehicle to use or burn more oil than some of us may like or > leave the fun "blue cloud" behind us as we accelerate.> > Just my 2 cents.> > Thanks for the help on the coolant gauge/ fuel gauge question everyone!!!> > Kyle> > > >From: Ron Wainwright <ron_01056 at yahoo.com>> >To: v8 at audifans.com> >Subject: Re: [V8] Oil Weight> >Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 13:00:11 -0800 (PST)> >> >> >Hey Allan that guy musta been a very very wise man ;-P> >But yah I wouldn't use it..Dyno oil for me!> >> >& I run 20/50W Castrol year round in all my V8's.> >> > Ron> >90 CQ 2.6l 20vt 600whp stroker project> >& lots & lots of V8's :-)> >> >Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 14:50:27 -0500> >From: "Allan"> >Subject: Re: [V8] Oil Weight> >To: "Bill Hitzler" ,> >Message-ID:> ><005201c713ef$9e7f8fe0$65010a0a at cnr6f737873d37>> >Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed;> >charset="iso-8859-1";> > reply-type=original> >> >Dont listen to that guy. Do your own research( Iwish I> >did) I was> >warned not> >to swap to synthetic, but I did anyway. My car ended> >up using 1qt every> >500> >miles before I got rid of it. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH.> >You wont be> >sorry.Al> >----- Original Message -----> >From: "Bill Hitzler"> >To:> >Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 2:12 PM> >Subject: [V8] Oil Weight> >> >> > >I started using Mobil 1 0w/40 about 20 months ago and> >have run it year> > > round ever since. Summers get up to 70-75 degrees> >while winter will> > > occasionally dip to about -25. My 1990 V8 with> >145,000 miles really> > > seems to like this oil and I do too. Don't worry if> >you've never run> > > synthetic in the vehicle before those concerns> >haven't been valid for> >at> > > least 20 years. Good Luck, William> > >> >> >> >> >> >____________________________________________________________________________________> >Do you Yahoo!?> >Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail beta.> >http://new.mail.yahoo.com> >_______________________________________________> >Audifans V8 mailing list> >Send posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.com> >Manage your list connection: http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/v8> >Have an Audi V8 question? Check the Audifans Knowledgebase!> >http://www.audifans.com/twiki/bin/view/Audi/V8> >Have a V8 answer? ... Please help others by adding to the KB ... all > >contributions welcome!> > _________________________________________________________________> Get FREE company branded e-mail accounts and business Web site from > Microsoft Office Live > http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/mcrssaub0050001411mrt/direct/01/> > _______________________________________________> Audifans V8 mailing list> Send posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.com> Manage your list connection: http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/v8> Have an Audi V8 question? Check the Audifans Knowledgebase!> http://www.audifans.com/twiki/bin/view/Audi/V8> Have a V8 answer? ... Please help others by adding to the KB ... all contributions welcome!

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