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Old 03-30-2010, 09:47 AM
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Default Oil Change intervals?

Sorry guys if its here, I looked and could not come up with the answer using the search function. So ill ask.

What type oil, and how often and what type filter. Id like to do this the right way and not cut corners.

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5-40 synthetic with the correct oil filter...any autozone/walmart will point you in the correct direction for the filter.
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Mobil1 0-40W, Mann Oil Filter, 4,000-5,000 interval.
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Least expensive name brand 10-40 oil I can find - Mann filter only - every 10 K miles

I drive 100 miles a day so the moisture is driven out of the oil.
If you drive less, you should stick to the 4-5K interval.
If you do only short drives you should change it every 2-3 K miles

Before the **** Audi guys begin, I'll tell you that I got over 350K out of an 89 200QT before giving up due to numerous problems - none oil or motor related - and have over 240K on my 97 A6 that uses a quart in 5K miles - In fact -when it needs the second quart I change the oil instead of adding more.

The general rule is that people either change their oil too soon and waste money or forget to change it all together.
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I haven't heard of mann oil filters, but I have been using wix for a few years and I like them. RockAuto.com has all your tune up stuff if your not the go out and shop kind of guy
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Also depends on weather, type of driving, and what type of oil was used in the past...

But without getting complicated, my choice is 5W-40 synthetic. about 4K between changes. Some people find that a little excessive but I am meticulous, aka ****.

Stay away from Fram filters. Use Mann, Wix or reputable brands.
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I get my oil changed at the dealer every 5,000 miles.
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I get my oil changed at the dealer every 5,000 miles.

At the dealer!!!??? Are you rich or something??
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No kidding!
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At the dealer!!!??? Are you rich or something??
I am an original owner with gray hair. I will let you decide the rest.
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If you even decide to sell that audi let me know. Sounds like its been well kept.
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If you even decide to sell that audi let me know. Sounds like its been well kept.
I have already been approached by two of the service techs at the dealer with the same request.
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Well I found one place in my town
that sell Mann filters, so I'm good to go!

Also got a line on a 2003 2.7t with
70k on it. Friends dads car. Perfect
maintance record. Gonna try to convince
my wife she needs it. :-)

time to ditch the mini van
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yeah, ditch the mini van for a sedan. I don't know anyone with a family who legitimately needs a mini van to get to soccer practice.
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yeah, ditch the mini van for a sedan. I don't know anyone with a family who legitimately needs a mini van to get to soccer practice.
How many kids do you have?
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I use Shell Rotella-T6 Synthetic oil 5W-40, Mann Oil Filter,
FilterMax oil filter magnet, http://www.shopfiltermag.com/index.php
5000 mile interval.
The oil is usually dirty by then.
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yeah, ditch the mini van for a sedan. I don't know anyone with a family who legitimately needs a mini van to get to soccer practice.
Me Neither. It's all basketball, baseball and hockey. Oh - and some cross country, swimming and volleyball too!

I have 5 kids. The other car is a mini-van - by necessity. That's why I buy older used cars, and why I have to learn to work on them myself. No complaints though. God's been good and I love my family.

Btw - minivans are also great for carpooling and helping people move, and taking a bunch of scouts camping, and things like that.
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I don't have any kids, but I'm dead serious when I say I dont know anyone who legitimately needs one. Most of the suvs that people drive aren't much larger than full size sedans and unless you have more than 2 kids idk why you need the extra row of seats.
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I don't have any kids, but I'm dead serious when I say I dont know anyone who legitimately needs one. Most of the suvs that people drive aren't much larger than full size sedans and unless you have more than 2 kids idk why you need the extra row of seats.
Once you have kids I bet your opinion on 7 and 8 passenger minivans and suvs changes. I know I can't fit more than 5 people in my A6. Had more than 5 in my wifes SUV on both Saturday and Sunday of this weekend.
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yeah there must be something I'm missing. I just know that everyone I know with kids only has 1 or 2 and they have cars that seat 7 or 8. Maybe if I have kids and decide I need something bigger I'll just get a Q7 haha
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