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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by klauster, Jul 19, 2007.

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    Started my car and it informs we 1500 miles to go...

    I was hoping for a few more miles being on long life etc...

    Might be the downside to the remap

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    HeliChris Learning to fly 3D

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    Don't blame the remap - it's all to do with the oil condition and the type of driving.

    I tend to do long trips in my 2.0T Quattro, always warm the oil up, and cool the oil down, the service interval is currently looking at 18K

    If you do short journeys then maybe get you dealer to put the car on fixed service since the oil used will be cheaper.
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    How do you cool the oil down? By taking it very easy when driving the last couple of miles?
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    Idling the engine 1-2 minutes before turning it off.

    EDIT: Also, your Turbo will have a longer life.
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    Thank you aiculedtzu, I was aware of letting the car idle for 1-2 minutes to let the turbo cool down properly so I have been doing this. Nice to know that it will also help the engine :)

    My first service came up at 16.5k.
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    Pretty much yes. I don't think idling does as good a job, as driving under boost pressure revs, [FONT=&quot]but is ideal for coming off motorways into services etc.

    [/FONT] Typically dependent on how I have been driving the oil temp will show around 104 – 105C. I have found driving under 2K for about 2 miles sees a drop in oil temp to under 100C, assuming that you are moving at 30 ish, so plenty of cooling air. The point is the temp is dropping not rising as I stop.

    I am not doing this for any real reason; turbo life does not matter to me because the car will be long gone before it will become an issue. I do this out a natural sense of mechanical sympathy.
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    Thats quite a difference to what I see. I like you do a lot of long journeys (110 mile round trip a day). Typically while on the motorway my oil temp sits between 90-92C.
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    Respect to you sir. I like to hear of people treating their cars well, how they deserve to be treated. I just wish more people took the same attitude as you towards looking after their cars.
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    Now it's very hot around here (40 celsius in the shade) and after some drag races the oil temperature reached 102 Celsius, but after idling the engine for 4-5 minutes it dropped down to 89 Celsius.
    Under normal driving the oil temperature never exceeds 92 Celsius.

    BTW, at 7.500 km (5.000 miles) i made my first oil change and i am using Motul 300v 5w-30 (double ester technology).

    [​IMG]
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    What's double ester technology? I've never heard of MOTUL
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    Not noticed mine go above 88 C, not that iv'e looked all the time i suppose!
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    Motul is a very well known oil brand in motorsport (WRC, F1, MotoGP, etc). Here is more info about it ( http://www.motul.fr )

    Motul 300V [​IMG]
    300V Motorsport, high tech solutions when racing is your job and your passion !


    Exclusive innovation for outstanding performances

    The reputation of Motul products for quality and performance was founded on the skills and experience of our engineers in the formulating of 100% synthetic ester-bases lubricants.
    • In 1972 Motul was the first to use Ester oils for Motorsports, transfering the technology from the aeronautic industry.
    • In 2004, the Double Ester Technology used in the 300V Motorsport range is breaking new grounds in Automotive racing.
    The Double Ester Technology (complex esters ans polymer esters) is enhanced with high performing friction modifiers, guaranteeing :
    • Extra power output
    • Higher reliability
    Above existing standars performances
    • High lubrication properties => Anti wear protection above existing standards
    • Friction modifiers => Maximum power output
    • 0% shear loss => Perfectly stable oil pressure
    • Enhanced oxidation's stability => Extremely high temperature resistance
    The new 300V Motorsport range

    In racing conditions, the goal is to mximize performances for a given engine, a specific race.

    With 6 viscosity grades line-up, the 300v range provides a precise solution to cope with any race condition for the best targeted results (type of race and distance, engine fuel dilution, temperature...).

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    Wow. Looks like i'll be getting a bottle of that then. Thanks for the info :)
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    S3 may have an oil cooler and the 2.0TFSI Quattro
    not. This may explain the oil temp difference

    Chrs...
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    Mines a normal 2.0 TFSI like yours. Only difference is mine is S tronic while yours is Quattro.
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    I just saw in your signature that you have a diesel and as far as i know the Motul 300v range was not meant for diesel engines. Anyway, you can take a look on their website and find something more suitable for your TDI.
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    I think I'm going to switch to annual servicing as majority of my journeys are short with annual mileage below 8,000 miles but going to look at cost implications frst as majority of service costs is usually labour, if not viable will probably stick with Long life but do my own annual oil change, cant be that difficult I guess the only awkward bit will be the protective undertray ?!?
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