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Old 04-23-2010, 08:01 PM
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This is for a 1.8T TT,

I know both of these oil meet Audi's specs, and both are on the "lower end" of synthetic oils, but both are readily available so they are convenient. Also, My TT has 110,xxx miles on it, so I dont know how much that factors into it. Also I live upstate NY so it gets pretty cold up here, occasionally hits single digits F. I do not know is a 5w or 0w would make a difference on those cold days or if its negligible. Let me know you thoughts between these two. Thanks
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i have a 2000 audi tt quattro and i have been using mobile 1 0w40 and my car has been running fine 0w is supposed to be better for colder weather from what ive heard and i know your weather is way colder than cali weather
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I was thinking of going with the mobile 0w40 during winter and the castrol 5w40 during the warmer months, I drive under 10k a year so that works out pretty good. would this be a waste of time? do you think switching the viscosity's and brands once a year would have an affect on the engine? doubt it, but there could be something I am not considering.
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either work and will be just as good as any other oil if changed in the 5-7k miles with a good filter
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What do you guys reccomend as the "preferred" filter? The Bosch? I've just purchased my first Audi (2001 A4 Quattro 2.8 V6) and need to do an oil change.

Also, what oil would be considered "better" than Mobil 1 or Castrol?

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I give a slight edge to castrol now... but I have used Mobil one for many many years also. Any filter over $6 is fine... don't get el cheepo.
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What do you guys reccomend as the "preferred" filter? The Bosch? I've just purchased my first Audi (2001 A4 Quattro 2.8 V6) and need to do an oil change.

Also, what oil would be considered "better" than Mobil 1 or Castrol?

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for a filter, basically anything BLACK (Mann, Mahle, Bosch, and mobil1).
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I have used castrol ever since I first changed my audi tt oil. But they say that mobil is better for those who are in colder regions.

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Quick question. I just changed my oil in my 1.8T with Royal Purple 10w30 and a mobile1 filter. I was reading on here that you should use 10w40. Will the 10w30 hurt if I change it over to 10w40 in 3k miles?
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I would not use 10w30 or 10w40 oil. Its to heavy for the motor 1.8L use 5w30 and it what Audi recommends.
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What you should be looking for is any filter which has the capacity to trap small dirt particles as small as 10 to 20 microns and the filter that uses synthetic media which is a blend of of synthetic glass or rayon microfibers with cellulose fibers they are somewhat more expensive around $13.00 but it's worth it.
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I would not use 10w30 or 10w40 oil. Its to heavy for the motor 1.8L use 5w30 and it what Audi recommends.
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What you should be looking for is any filter which has the capacity to trap small dirt particles as small as 10 to 20 microns and the filter that uses synthetic media which is a blend of of synthetic glass or rayon microfibers with cellulose fibers they are somewhat more expensive around $13.00 but it's worth it.
Even at 100,000 miles? Hmm... Well, in that case, do you think I will be ok running 10w30 for 3000 miles until the next oil change? I would hate to have to go spend $40 on 5 more quarts of oil... :/
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Since the warmer weather are here, you'll be fine. If cost oil is an issue here's what I would do next time you change your oil. I use full synthetic oil 5w30 with a $13.00 oil filter and change my oil every 7000 miles with no issues.
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Since the warmer weather are here, you'll be fine. If cost oil is an issue here's what I would do next time you change your oil. I use full synthetic oil 5w30 with a $13.00 oil filter and change my oil every 7000 miles with no issues.
Thanks, and cost of oil isn't really a n issue. I was just sayin' that I had just spent ~$40 on oil and it would suck to have to drain it all out and it be a waste. lol
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anyone tried total quartz 9000 5w40 ?
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of those 2 Mobile 0-40
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I would use Amsoil 5W-40. I run 10W-40 in my car but I have twice the miles and live in a warmer climate. Amsoil makes a really durable quality oil that you can run 10,000 plus miles on.
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I would use Amsoil 5W-40. I run 10W-40 in my car but I have twice the miles and live in a warmer climate. Amsoil makes a really durable quality oil that you can run 10,000 plus miles on.
recently they did a test on amsoil and liquidmoly ... liquidmoly came out on top

just a fyi might check into liquid moly all is good stuff though.
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