- Aug 26, 2009
- Tri-Cities, Washington State
I have a 2002 Audi A6 with the 2.7t (turbo charged engine) with about 160k miles on it. I live in 99354 (Washington state) and low temps right now are around 15 to 25 degrees F. I just replaced all valve cover seals and when I pulled the cover off things looked DIRTY. I tried to clean as much sludge off the top of the valve covers but now I'm trying to keep that from happening again, and maybe finding an oil that with short intervals between changes will actually clean things up a little too. Looking for the best oil to use right now and up till about May or June when temps will be around lows of 50/60F and highs of 80s. At that point I'll switch to something recommended for summer which see's peak temps around 100 to 105F outside. 2002 Audi A6 2.7T with 160k miles. Twin turbo charged engine. Daily driven with no track use, mostly "normal driving" but every now and then some spirited driving. It does see a lot of short trips (less then 2 miles) to college and back home, though now I'll probably always let the car at least warm up fully before turning it off. Pretty equal mix of 50 to 70mph highway and ~35mph city driving. Maybe 300 to 400mi/week. Like I said, pretty cold right now with 20 to maybe low 40s range though we could get another cold snap taking us down into single digits. Would like a fully synthetic oil that is Audi/VW 502 00 approved. The most recent list I can find is 2012 and found here: http://microsites.audiusa.com/ngw/09/med...n_1997-2012.pdf I figure around 3000 mi or 3 month changes right now since it's pretty dirty and high in miles, but if you know of some great stuff that could help clean her up if I changed it even shorter (probably not less then 1500mi) I could at least do a couple changes with that interval before ~3000mi. (Also totally prefer one I can find local in Richland, WA 99354 or within 35 miles of but if there's a big difference I will special order online) THANKS!