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4A Play
02-22-2009, 02:47 PM
From what I gathered searching here. The manual for the 2.8 V6 calls for 0w 30 Oil, but no one here has actually seen it for sale.

Well I was at wal-mart lastnight and picked up 6 spark plug, 6 qts of M1 0w 30, and a M1 Massive #301 filter for $55.

I was under the impression that M1 didnt make the larger filter at all and that 0w 30 oil wasnt even sold in the US.

Is this breaking news or was I mislead in my searching?[wrench]

SpoolinPelican
02-22-2009, 02:52 PM
Im fairly certain it has been around for awhile, not necessarily M1 though. Lately more companies have been coming out with 0w for greater fuel mileage.

black00A4
02-22-2009, 03:35 PM
I thought we were supose to be running 5W40?

ghost6303
02-22-2009, 07:21 PM
mobil 1 0w40 is the only one audi recomends i think. walmart around here has had 0w30 for a while. i was debating it only because it comes in a 5qt jug, where as the 0w40's are only available in individual qts. im sticking with 0w40 though.

black00A4
02-22-2009, 07:36 PM
I just checked my owners manual, it says the car comes from the factory with 5W40. And it recommends sticking with that or 5W30.

AudiA4_20T
02-22-2009, 08:50 PM
5W-40 or 0W-40 should be fine

mike-2ptzero
02-22-2009, 08:51 PM
I thought we were supose to be running 5W40?

Really depends on conditions the car are being used in. A car that is ran hard should be running 40, but a car that is just driven easy should run 30. Hotter weather temps 40 colder temps 30.

Different oil weight will give you a different oil temp when driving the car the same way. Lower weight will also allow the turbo to spool quicker since it will have less resistance on the bearing/shaft.

Militant-Grunt
02-22-2009, 09:49 PM
Really depends on conditions the car are being used in. A car that is ran hard should be running 40, but a car that is just driven easy should run 30. Hotter weather temps 40 colder temps 30.

Different oil weight will give you a different oil temp when driving the car the same way. Lower weight will also allow the turbo to spool quicker since it will have less resistance on the bearing/shaft.

Wish Royal Purple or Red line had 5w 40 available easily.

mike-2ptzero
02-22-2009, 10:50 PM
Wish Royal Purple or Red line had 5w 40 available easily.

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JaVa
02-23-2009, 05:51 AM
royal purple has 5w40 also......
used to run it but prices got out of hand.

ApexIt
02-23-2009, 07:16 AM
ive been buying 0w-30 for the past year. However, there is only one store near my place that sells 0w-30 oil. I have found that its not easy to find at all.

Militant-Grunt
02-23-2009, 09:49 AM
royal purple has 5w40 also......
used to run it but prices got out of hand.

Well I meant easily available, like via pep boys / autozone / advanced. None of them stock red line / royal in 5w 40.

I need to see if its cheaper to order online

Edit.

It works out to being a hell of a lot more expensive.

mike-2ptzero
02-23-2009, 10:24 AM
Well I meant easily available, like via pep boys / autozone / advanced. None of them stock red line / royal in 5w 40.

I need to see if its cheaper to order online

Edit.

It works out to being a hell of a lot more expensive.

Well I guess it depends where you are ordering it online, because most online shops sell it for less but then charge you shipping or just a boxing fee. At a local store you will pay more for the oil plus tax. I bought my Reline oil from Summit while making a order of other parts which means I saved vs buying it at a local shop.

Have you looked on their web sites for local dealers or tried some local performance shops? Because most high performance shops will use high end oils like Redline.

JaVa
02-23-2009, 11:57 AM
dont know if you have one near you but action auto parts near me stock redline and royal purp. didnt always have the 5w40 in stock but would always order it for me at no charge and if i bought a case they would take a buck a quart off

somebody5788
02-23-2009, 12:35 PM
I just run Castrol Syntec 5w30 all year round. I might try 0w40 this summer and I think we carry that in mobile 1 too. I like grabbing that shit right off the shelf haha free oil changes ftw!

SpoolinPelican
02-23-2009, 03:10 PM
Wish Royal Purple or Red line had 5w 40 available easily.

The Autozone and Advance near me both stock it. I was very surprised to see it too.