1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Oil for 1.8tq

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by mojocvh, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. mojocvh
    Offline

    mojocvh Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    10
    [Feb 9, 2014]
    Just found this stuff, what do you think? is it any use ??

    5W40 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil is suitable for use in the latest high performance petrol and diesel engines requiring low viscosity oil, including turbo charged petrol and light diesel vehicles.


    Gives maximum performance for cold start to high temperature driving, and outstanding engine cleanliness and protection. This motor oil is suitable for vehicles with catalytic converters.

    Meets or exceeds the requirements of the following specification: API SL/CF ACEA A3/B3.


    5l for £20 at ASDA!!!!
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 21, 2014]

  3. aragorn
    Offline

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,573
    Likes Received:
    314
    [Feb 10, 2014]
    yeh it should be fine. Just change it regularly and use the bigger filter from the B6 A4.
    #2
  4. griswold
    Offline

    griswold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    341
    Likes Received:
    5
    [Feb 10, 2014]
    #3
  5. griswold
    Offline

    griswold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    341
    Likes Received:
    5
    [Feb 10, 2014]
    #4
  6. mojocvh
    Offline

    mojocvh Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    10
    [Feb 16, 2014]
    #5
  7. mojocvh
    Offline

    mojocvh Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    10
    [Feb 16, 2014]
    Well that was an eyeopener. An ester 5w-40 "gubbed" by 1.8tq in 3 months/3500 miles....it came out a khaki colour [as opposed to amber] then when I got the hose right down to the bottom of the sump, black. As the engine had been both subjected to a Forté flush, fill & flush before final fill thats a bit interesting.

    aragorn, eventually stuck to Castrol Edge 5W-40 FST not cheap but then not as expensive as the black fuchs esters at £20 plus over the Castrol....

    Let's see how it comes out next 3000 on...
    #6
  8. aragorn
    Offline

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,573
    Likes Received:
    314
    [Feb 16, 2014]
    khaki color? you mean beige? sounds like water and oil mixing?

    Mine gets the cheapest 5w40 i can find and it gets changed every 5k. I usually buy it in 25L drums from the factors.
    #7
  9. mojocvh
    Offline

    mojocvh Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    10
    [Feb 17, 2014]
    Went in amber came out dark brown/khaki through the clear tubing, then turned to black with nozzle pushed into a recess, had some tiny bits of varnish out from the bottom as well, moved the nozzle in further to sook up the **** that it could get to from the abysmal depths of the sump....looks dark brown in the container......probably still OK but having run oilburners for some 15 years before seeing the oil in this condition after 3000 miles was a surprise.
    #8
  10. aragorn
    Offline

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,573
    Likes Received:
    314
    [Feb 17, 2014]
    the ester oils dissolve a lot of ****e from the insides of the engine, so its not really surprising they'd discolour quickly.

    You probably find your oil pump isnt getting all the **** out the bottom of the sump either, i'd really suggest you use the drain plug instead and change the oil with a hot engine.
    #9
  11. mojocvh
    Offline

    mojocvh Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    10
    [Feb 17, 2014]
    Good bit of gen there re esters. That link on the sn rating has an informative spider chart showing improvements[[:blahblah1:]] over previous standards. Now with an oil change at 3000 miles I don't think we're pushing a quality oil.

    Yeah I agree, but space and time constraints etc, etc...

    :icon_thumright:
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
    #10

Share This Page