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Old 02-11-2008, 06:02 PM
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Default What type of oil does the dealer use?

I have a 1.8t 2004 a4. What type of oil do dealers use? What about filters?

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Mine uses Mobil Clean 5000. Synthetic is extra $ but you want to use synthetic for sure with a 1.8.


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Thanks but I thought I should go synthetic. I'm confused. The Mobil website says it is a non-synthetic and it is not a synthetic blend?
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I use Castrol Syntec full synthetic. I like it better than Mobil, and mycar seems to run smoother. Dealer shouldn't charge you extra cause the 1.8t calls for full synthetic. As for filters, I use the standard Audi filters and thats th only thing a dealer will put in..
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What does the dealer charge for an oil/filter change?
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The dealer uses Castrol synthetic oil on all 1.8T A4's. 2.8L and 3.0L engines get regular Castrol5W30.
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The dealer uses Castrol synthetic oil on all 1.8T A4's. 2.8L and 3.0L engines get regular Castrol 5W30.
Really the new manuals have 5W-40 spec weight for them? I would also always go Syn with these cars, filter wise OEM is great (Mann) and for 14.00. I use Napa gold...love their filters, but I have the 2.8 and don't have to worry. Heck you can order Pen from ECS tuning with the OEM filter for a good price. They are in Ohio and orders come next day...ground.

I go crazy and put 5W-40 Amsoil in mine. I don't know if its true, but my chain ten quit rattling in the cold with this stuff.
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my dealer tells me that they use castrol 5w-30 full synthetic. are they lying to me? and they tell me to change every 10k but i change at 5k at an independent shop.
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My shop uses a full synthetic called Elf. its 5W-30... and yes change between 3-5k miles, don't listen when they say 10
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My shop uses a full synthetic called Elf. its 5W-30
Thats not a bad priced oil...autohasz has that for 30 a 5 liter jug. I might which to that....do you like it?
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