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Oil, funny old thing.

mojocvh Jan 5, 2014

  1. mojocvh

    mojocvh Member

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    OK since purchase and subsequent mileage have done just short of 3000k.

    Oil was replaced after purchase, funny old thing it is starting to become slightly discoloured now.

    My problem is having driven oil burners for over a decade+ I have no visual "gauge" to verify oil pollutant levels in a petrol engine.

    I know the 1.8t is hard on its oil but when do you run and cut for a change?

    Current go juice is Fuchs/nee/silkolene ester 5w-40.

    Any advice welcome.

    Mo.
     
  2. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Dealers say ever 10k but to keep the sump free off **** and the oil pump in good order do it every 6-8k and use the larger oil filter from the B6 or the massive one from the transporter !!
     
  3. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    The a4 1.8t carries almost a litre less oil than it's transverse counterpart so is very hard on oil. I change ours around 6k with full synth and the 2.4 transporter filter. This adds about 1/2 a litre more oil to the capacity
     
  4. mojocvh

    mojocvh Member

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    Thanks guys.
    "2.4 transporter filter."

    Would that be a MANN950/4 as I have one standing ready.

    cheers

    Mo.
     
  5. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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  6. aragorn

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

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    MANN W950/4 looks like the right part.
     
  7. mojocvh

    mojocvh Member

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    cheers guys :beerchug:
     

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