B6 audi s4 4.2 v8 oil recommendations

B6 audi s4 4.2 v8 oil recommendations

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p1tse

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1,111 posts

158 months

Monday 10th March 2014
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I've read the scare stories on the Internet about cam chain rattles, tensioner guides etc.

Apparently regular and decent oil helps, so recommendations and the amount of litres please?

MattS3

1,610 posts

157 months

Monday 10th March 2014
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Fuchs Titan 5w 40w ester based gets the nod from most people.
You'll need 9.5 litres and opie oils do good deals.

Buy 2 of the 5 litre bottles and a 1 litre top up for the boot, you'll probably need it

Did you see that link to the cab I posted a couple of days ago? No interest to you?
Looked tidy from the advert.

p1tse

Original Poster:

1,111 posts

158 months

Monday 10th March 2014
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Thanks

I'm after a tiptronic to be honest

But yes the silver and red did look tidy

Dr G

14,126 posts

208 months

Tuesday 11th March 2014
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MattS3 said:
Fuchs Titan 5w 40w ester based gets the nod from most people.
I will 2nd, 3rd and 4th this recommendation.

p1tse

Original Poster:

1,111 posts

158 months

Tuesday 11th March 2014
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Any links to what's a good price to pay?

Also why 40w vs 30w?

Cupramax

9,646 posts

218 months

Tuesday 11th March 2014
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Read Matts post again... Opie. wink the 5w40 protects the chain more I believe.

MattS3

1,610 posts

157 months

Tuesday 11th March 2014
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Try this http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-68897-fuchs-titan-race...

There is normally a discount code kicking around on the web too, Google "Opie Discount code" and you should be good for a 10% discount or similar.




p1tse

Original Poster:

1,111 posts

158 months

Tuesday 11th March 2014
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£105 pre discount for 2x5litres with2x1 litre free

Had a quite from an Indy

interim service and inspection would be £120
Not sure what else that would include will look up
"We use 5/30 fully synthetic Quantum which is supplied to us directly from the main dealer. I believe it is actually Castrol."

p1tse

Original Poster:

1,111 posts

158 months

Tuesday 11th March 2014
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Interim / 10k service includes:

Oil and Filter
Multi point inspection and report
Diagnostic check
Service indicator reset
Service book stamped
Road test
Other fluid levels checked and topped where needed

p1tse

Original Poster:

1,111 posts

158 months

Tuesday 11th March 2014
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So what's the pro and con of 5w30 vs 5w40 as someone said manual states 5w30

This is obviously cheaper
http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Audi_S4+Cabriole...

Castrol Engine Oil (Edge FST Fully Synthetic 5W30 Engine Oil (4 Litre)) £28

MattS3

1,610 posts

157 months

Tuesday 11th March 2014
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The 40w was better at controlling start up rattle.
Some people also said it helped oil consumption issues. It never helped mine towards the end on my S4.
It gets a bit pricey/inconvenient putting nearly a litre in every 1k miles!

Cheers for that link, I've just bought some castrol edge for my S3.

p1tse

Original Poster:

1,111 posts

158 months

Tuesday 11th March 2014
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Euro car parts has better offers on at times

Why does 5w40 help on chain rattle
They do castrol edge version 4 litres at £36 pre discounting

Cheaper than the fuschs

p1tse

Original Poster:

1,111 posts

158 months

Wednesday 12th March 2014
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What's the difference between named above ester vs. Fuchs TITAN SUPERSYN 5W-40 High Performance, Fully Synthetic, Engine Oil

£30 for 5 litres plus discount code 25%
http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-984-fuchs-titan-supers...

TonyHetherington

32,086 posts

216 months

Wednesday 12th March 2014
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I use (and was recommended by my Audi guy, Deane at 4Rings), Castrol Edge 5W 30.

I don't know enough about oil to claim either way, but seems all ok. Yes I get the start up rattle, but for 0.5sec.

p1tse

Original Poster:

1,111 posts

158 months

Wednesday 12th March 2014
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Thanks
I think main dealers use castrol edge too

p1tse

Original Poster:

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158 months

Wednesday 12th March 2014
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Opie oils quote oil that meets the VW504.00 specification.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-749-vw-50400-oil.aspx

The 504.00 oils are all good oils, so make your decision based on any brand/price preference you have.

MattS3

1,610 posts

157 months

Wednesday 12th March 2014
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I used Edge for 45k miles, no problems at all. Always had the start up rattle for less than a second.

When I changed to Fuchs Ester, the rattle happened much much less from cold over the 3k miles I ran it, then I sold it.

If like some people would have you believe, the start up rattle wears the guides to breaking point, then go with the oil which aurally causes less noise. Common sense would prevail it must decrease the wear rate.
Opie actually recommend the Fuchs stuff over Edge.

Personally, I switched to it to try and calm my worries over big bill failures of guides. However, consumption then started to worry me and it was meant to help that too. It never did.

The worries got to me in the end and I bailed out after 7 years of ownership as the thought of big bills on a old car got the better of me.
Potentially stupid, but potentially wise. Who knows.......


waterboy1973

1 posts

147 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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Castrol edge is the best oil if you get some rattle on cold start this is considered normal as the chain tensioners are hydraulic so are loose for a split sec it's when you get chatter when the engine is running that the guides will need changing I'm very lucky on my 06 s4 it has full main dealer history with castrol edge and I get no noise on start up, The oil needs to be fully synthetic and light so it promes the tensioners quickly heavy oil will cause you problems

Dr G

14,126 posts

208 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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Impressive lurking - a 10 year wait to bump an (almost exactly) 5 year old thread rofl


Diesel Meister

2,042 posts

167 months

Saturday 6th July 2019
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Dr G said:
Impressive lurking - a 10 year wait to bump an (almost exactly) 5 year old thread rofl

Useful for me as we've only had the B7 S4 since February. I have used Fuchs in my other car (2GR-FE powered AW11 MR2) and am glad to see it recommended. Just bought 14 litres, so feeling rather light in the wallet! Next up, tyres, discs and pads...

S4 bit of a heavy old bus but enjoying it so far, despite 11mpg stuck in city traffic. 18mpg around town and 25-28mpg on gentle A and M-way jaunts. About right given mass, driveline and reciprocating parts. Slightly concerned by guides but if it goes it goes - life is too short for regrets.