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Oil change time...

S3 Paul Sep 29, 2010

  1. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Well ive done about 6k on my oil so im due a change,
    The car now ( after paint work ) will only get minimal blasts. But i do get stuck in trafic for about half hour a day.
    Ive got Selenia racing 10/60w in at the moment and it seems to have been fine ( i was advised to try it by a tuner who runs a turbo'd car quite hard ) But its away from the standard grade. he just said it will want changing every 6k . Firstly do people use engine flush or just drop the old and pop in the new?
    The engine has only done 15k in total so i wouldnt imagine there would be much to flush??
     
  2. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    i always flush mine...
     
  3. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    your s3 has only done 15k?!?!

    i've flushed mine about 3 times since april. firstly, because when i bought it i did it and an oil change for piece of mind.
    then i had a low oil pressure light so i flushed it again.
    then i flushed it at the next oil change.

    so i would say yeh, why not, its not expensive, and you know your cleaning it out.
    there can be a fair bit of burnt oil stuck all over the show, could potentially cause problems.
    i know when i removed my sump and pick up pipe, it was covered in it, hence the second flush i did.

    all in all, better safe than sorry.
     
  4. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    the only downside of flushing is on old engines, that could dislodge years of deposits potentially blocking oilways, but on 15k make it a habit imo....
     

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