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5w30 vs 5w40?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by _G_, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. _G_

    _G_ Active Member

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    Is there any weight (no pun intended) to this theory/finding?

    I'm burning around 200ml a month on my BWA / every 400 miles - I use 5w30

    was not aware that they recommended this in the USA?
     
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  3. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    USA is a big country and so depending on where that post was from it could of been due to the climate... Florida is very different to some where like Maine or Montana...

    I have the same engine and stick to 5w 30 oil. Mine uses around 1 litre per 2k miles so about the same. I do short journeys generally, but when it's been on a few runs the oil consumption goes down considerably once everything is burned off inside the engine....
     
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    cheers dude... my oil keeps going dirty afer 3k.. yeh its doing its job but i was just wondering if the 5w40 would have better properties in that respect.. im guessing itd be no good to me as there are some weeks where i do the odd short journey and im only 1/4 of the operating temp but having said that... i dont give it the boot either when its not properly warmed up.
     
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    1 liter per 2k miles :| my passat uses less than a 1/4 in 5k
     
  6. audicruiser

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    Yeah but your Passat doesn't have a 2.0TFSI BWA engine in it does it.... :think:
     
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    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer)

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    my S3 2012 stage 2 is on 8,000 miles and it's only used 1 litre of oil.... and its not driven lightly at all!!

    5/30 fully synthetic. castrol edge

    :)
     

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