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bandito_a4
09-09-2004, 01:55 AM
Hey guys,

Im on non-synthetic oil right now at 33k. My next change is at 36k and was wanted to switch to synthetic. My question is...do i have to do anything special when switching or do i just change it like normal but with synthetic?

thanks

SEXIC─N
09-09-2004, 03:13 AM
only thing, if you consider it "special", you have to drain the non-synthetic out first, lol. Then just fill'er up like normal.

SilverA4Fun
09-09-2004, 07:10 AM
On their initial switch to syn vs dino oil, some people will shorten the change cycle to no more than 5k. You can run syn up to 10k w/o change, but its best not to go more than 5k on the first fillup since you seals/gaskets may seep a bit and there may be residual dino oil still in the system that doesn't have the same lifespan nor durabilty. You may also find that your car burns uses a bit more oil than normal after just switching to syn. As long as your filter and drain are tight, just add more since its normal. Lastly what syn are you switching to?

0000_a4
09-09-2004, 07:18 AM
What Blend and Brand of Syn oil do you guys reccomend on a 68K miles a4 1.8t?

Axxis
09-09-2004, 07:32 AM
Mobile UNO!

skene
09-09-2004, 07:34 AM
Mobil 1 5/30 or 0/40 take your pick..
0/40 is more over for colder weather though.

Burntaudi
09-09-2004, 07:42 AM
I know Amsoil makes a engine flush for getting the dyno oil sludge out of the engine when switching to snythetic. http://intershop.amsoil.com/cgi-bin/Amsoil.storefront/41406ab305442fb6271bd1f0e3f006ed/Catalog/1194

I use Amsoil far supperior product to any other synthetic that I have tried.

bandito_a4
09-09-2004, 11:02 AM
im gonna be using mobil one since I can always get it from most auto stores.

SEXIC─N
09-09-2004, 11:22 AM
thats what i use Mobil

0000_a4
09-09-2004, 12:11 PM
I live in Chicago and you guys know how cold it gets here during winter. So Should I be using the 0/40 during frigid season?

derek
09-09-2004, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by 0000_a4
I live in Chicago and you guys know how cold it gets here during winter. So Should I be using the 0/40 during frigid season?

when i was using m1 i was using the 0-40 but then again i do live in CA ... since then i have switched to amsoil and i notice that my oil temps are ~10 degrees cooler