Best Oil for a 96 A4 1.8T Sport?

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imported_bpascua

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Hello All,

Sorry if this is a stupid question, I have just bought an A4 (96) 1.8T with 74k and fsh. I was wondering if its best to use synthethic oil in the car as I was thinking of changing the oil? or is it generally recommended to just keep whateve Audi tip in there? I am new to this so any advice is welcome.

Thanks

Brian
 

Jonc

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I changed the oil myself on mine with Castrol long life fully synth (0-30w). The engine is obviously pretty important so why skimp on using non synth oil. Use oil that at least meets their spec.
 

Markey

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Get the best oil that you can to keep the engine and turbo running in tip top condition...
 
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imported_bpascua

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Hello,

I dont mind how expensive the oil is, what I was interested in was what was the best oil for the engine (early 1.8T). Bearing in mind its a 96 1.8T and will have had Audi oil in there from new I thought it might be risky to start tipping fully synthetic oil in there and possibly provoc leaks etc. Has anyone experienced this?

Thanks

Brian
 

ImolaS4

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Switch to synthetic, but don't mix them. Synthetic polymers don't break down as easily as organic oils.
 
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