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Old 03-03-2007, 12:03 AM
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Default How often do you change your oil?

hey guys, i was wondering how often you change the oil on your car? i know its best every 5000km but i heard the engine was just fine with a change every 10,000km, any truth to this?

the car is a 97 1.8t, giac chipped, hyperboost DV, k&n drop in, remus muffler if any of that is taken into account. im gentle with the car and it is always warmed up/cooled down. also, is there any significant advantage to using the larger filter?

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I use Mobil1 0w40 and change it every 2000 miles. A larger filter has more surface area so the filter will not clog up as fast but does not clean better or flow better although there may be a slightly low oil temp with a larger filter due to the increased amount of oil.
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I use 5w40 valvoline synpower and change at 3000miles. The larger filter allows more oil to be installed without over filling the engine. Personally I think more oil is better, it takes longer to get dirty and longer to break down and sludge up. But with synthetic and 3k oil change, I dont worry about sludge or the oil breaking down anyway. The idea of 10k oil change scares me, especially when you can do it yourself fairly cheap.
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:30 AM
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im going to use motul 5w40 and most likely the larger filter, dont see any reason not to. these motors take 4L correct which equals 4.2q?
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Wow, you're dumping synth oil at 2-3k? what a waste...
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Wow, you're dumping synth oil at 2-3k? what a waste...
this is what i was trying to clarify, my mechanic(who is also friends with my uncle) told him that he only needed his oil changed every 10k in his S4, which is what the dealer did. it sounded like a long time but with full syn. it should up for longer right?
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hey guys, i was wondering how often you change the oil on your car? i know its best every 5000km but i heard the engine was just fine with a change every 10,000km, any truth to this?

the car is a 97 1.8t, giac chipped, hyperboost DV, k&n drop in, remus muffler if any of that is taken into account. im gentle with the car and it is always warmed up/cooled down. also, is there any significant advantage to using the larger filter?

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You should change it at 5000km and your not gentle on the motor if your chipped!
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Every 5k w/ Pentosin 5w40 + Mahle large filter.

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that doesnt make any sense...the power increase with a chip is not enough to automatically put excessive load on the motor under normal driving conditions.
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Wherecan Iget larger oil filter for B7?
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just to clarify, when you guys are saying 5k, youre referring to miles correct....just so im clear because im talking km's
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I'verebuilt motors that havesludged up using synthetic oil at 5000 mile intervals at work, that's why I go 2000 miles (and I like to run my car hard through the gears).
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castrol syntec 5w40, large filter every 4k... no sludge problems
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just to clarify, when you guys are saying 5k, youre referring to miles correct....just so im clear because im talking km's
Yep, I'm talking miles.

tractioncontrol, is the sludging problem really that bad? I may go down to 3k miles if that's the case. I want my engine healthy!
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I don't work on Audi's. There is currently a recall one 1 specific Toyota motor that has had sludge problems, to have it rebuilt under warranty customers have to provide proof that they have had the oil changed every 5000 miles or less and I have rebuilt 6 of them now in the last 3 months.
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thats the thing, ya it gets pricey to change it every 3000miles or 5000km, but its the best preventative maintenance so in the long run i guess its worth it
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wow, toyota rebuilds the motors...

audi would just throw another one in there
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you have to assume that with regular oil changes these yota's are being beat to crap for them to blow....those motors should be fairly solid to begin with
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Toyota blocks are lazer cut and don't get honed. I tear down a sludge motor clean it up, rering it and put in all new gaskets, lifters and springs. I have seen 150,000 mile sludge motors with the cross hatching still there, not a drop of oil came out of the motor but still no damage done to the cylinder walls or anything else. If there is scoring a new motor is put in.
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that doesnt make any sense...the power increase with a chip is not enough to automatically put excessive load on the motor under normal driving conditions.
No your right it doesn't automaticlly put aload on the engine, But if your yousing that chip you have your going to run your car at a higher RPM and heat range which guess what breaks down engine oil. The harder you run your engine the sooner your oil should be changed.
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