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Old 03-07-2008, 06:22 PM
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what is the best oil for my s4 ?i been using 5w30 mobil 1 fully syntetic. i live in sd so it's cold during winters . what is your apinion?
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Get the 5w40. That viscosity meets VW/Audi's spec.
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I use Elf 5w-40
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The best stuff is the 5w40 Pentosin. That's what the mechanic who's been doing my oil changes on my Avant uses. As much as I like my dealer service he's way cheaper. He does the oil change on a 1.8T for $60 including the 1 qt Mann filter. The Audi shop I use gets $125
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I've used Amsoil OW-30 with every vehicle I've owned and absolutely love it in all weather/temps. Great product.
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what about mobil 1 0w30?
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fully synthetic is best every 5k or so if I go longer I am not worried because synthetic can go 2-3 times longer. royal purple. 5w30 or 5w40.

this question has come up multiple times. SFTA!! haha
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I have always used Amsoil in all my cars my Mustang lives it and I have never had anyproblems with it even running low 10's in the quarter so the Audi will be seeing Amsoil from now on
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I have always used Amsoil in all my cars my Mustang lives it and I have never had anyproblems with it even running low 10's in the quarter so the Audi will be seeing Amsoil from now on
Same here, I change it more than reccommended, but I still go 10K and change just the filter and 20K before I do a full change. After running it through that first time, from then on the oil is as clear when I drain it at 20K as the day I put it in. I absolutely love the stuff.
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I use Mobil 1 5W-30. I do a full filter and oil change every 4K miles or so, a bit soon for most people but I am trying to prolong the life of this sensitive engine. I am contemplating switching to either Elf or Royal Purple, I have heard good things about both.
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I use elf because we are an elf wholesaler where I work. But I have heard from many people (dealer included) that Royal Purple is no good. Don't know why that is though.
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I use elf because we are an elf wholesaler where I work. But I have heard from many people (dealer included) that Royal Purple is no good. Don't know why that is though.
I've heard and read the same thing, a gimmick is what I've heard it referred to. Again, don't know why.
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I use royal purple, The diffs that I set up run a consistant 10 degrees cooler than any other oil. I know we are talking motor oil here but you get the picture. Any way on this testing machine I have(it consists of an electric motor spinning a metal dowel that goes through a piece of tube that is atached to a torque wrench) royal purple holds up to over 150 on the torque wrench and mobile 1 stops at 75.
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I Use Castrol Magnatec 10W40 the same my Audi Dealer use.....
No using of oil and maximum protection...not cheap but hey its an Audi!
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Amsoil 5-40 EURO.
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Hi Guys!
I use Castrol EDGE Formula RS 0W-40 Full Synth. Runs great!
I change it all 15000km.
I recommend.

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I use Castrol Magnatec 10W-40 and I'll change it every 10-12thousand kilometers.
Our dealer in Czech republic uses Shell 5W-40!
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I use mobile1 0w40, what do you think about this grade.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:55 PM
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Default RE: what is the best oil for my s4 ?

im with 2k i use the amsoil european blend and its awesome when i bought the car it has mobil 1 in it but the amsoil just seems better my oil is never burnt when i change it even after running it at the track.
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