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Best engine oil for S4?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by s4mark, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. s4mark

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    Hi.
    Just wondering what the best oil is to use in my 2003 s4? I've always used castrol magnatec in my other cars and just curious as to if others have a preferred brand that they feel is better. Car had a service by the previous owner 2000 miles ago but always like to have some handy. Its been serviced on the long life schedule since new if that makes any difference
     
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  3. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member
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    The best you can afford!...
    Personally I would go for 5-40, stay away from Magnatec (its a hydrocracked mineral oil) and get a fully synthetic oil.
    I have used Fuchs Race Pro S in the past and can recommend it. - Fuchs Titan Supersyn, Shell Helix Ultra & Mobil 3000 are also good.
     
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    Fuchs Race Pro S in mine and has been for the last 4 changes.
     
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    depnds on what kinda mileage you intend doing

    audi reccomend 0w30 for long life servicing (millers make a very very good 0w30)
    for normal motoring they reccomend 5w30 this is what i have used for last 7 years and havent had any trouble whatsoever (fuch titan fully synthetic)
    for higher temperature climates such as california they reccomend 5w40
     
  6. colinurquhart

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    I'd take it off the long life service for the oil change and change it every 5-6k as the oil lubricates the chain and tensioners too so any good quality 5w-40 fully synthetic oil changed regularly will be fine. I would never say there's a best but the Fuchs oils seem to be popular on our V8's and that's what I have in mine. Once you've found an oil you like stick to it as these engines tend to use quite a bit of oil and its best to be topping it up with the same when required. Opie oils over on audisrs.com are a forum sponsor so you get 10% off with a forum discount code plus it's also a good forum to join too.

    There is a good YouTube video on how to do the oil change and is a good watch, shows a simple it is on these cars.
     
  7. s4mark

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    thanks for all the relpies, I dont expect to do a lot of mileage as I commute by train to work now and only use the car at weekends hence being able to justify the s4. I too was thinking of taking it off the long life schedule and having the oil changed more frequently so will have a chat with the garage i use and see what they say
     

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