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Old 03-12-2014, 01:49 PM   #31
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Hi MotorFrabik,
Thanks for chiming in. I just recently got the A5 from an Audi dealer and I've only put on about 2200km so I've never changed the oil yet but it doesn't look like it will last 15K. The oil level was full when I got it and I'm not sure what brand/type of oil Audi dealers use.
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Just ordered my 2014 s5, I'm looking for any possible information you could give me. I'm brand new to audi and have no experience with the car, anything I should be doing when I pick it up at dealer? Drive it a certain way to break in? Change oil right away to full syn? Anything at all helps!
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Hi MotorFrabik,
Thanks for chiming in. I just recently got the A5 from an Audi dealer and I've only put on about 2200km so I've never changed the oil yet but it doesn't look like it will last 15K. The oil level was full when I got it and I'm not sure what brand/type of oil Audi dealers use.
No problem!

Audi dealerships use Castrol 5w-30 syn. Did they change the oil when you picked up the car?

If you are planning to keep the car, we would highly suggest you stick to an earlier oil change interval...7-75K KM mark maximum. Switching to a 5w-40 helps and thoroughly warming up the car before driving (especially on days like today) helps significantly.

If you are handy with VAGCOM, you can change the in-car service reminder to chime around that mark. If you don't have access to VAGCOM, let me know and we'll adjust it for you no charge/obligation.
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Just ordered my 2014 s5, I'm looking for any possible information you could give me. I'm brand new to audi and have no experience with the car, anything I should be doing when I pick it up at dealer? Drive it a certain way to break in? Change oil right away to full syn? Anything at all helps!
Hey,

Couple of questions:
Coupe/convertible? Manual or Auto?

If its a convertible, no matter how tempting do not use the top in this weather...even inside the dealership/underground parking.
If manual, be easy on the clutch.

When you pick it up, inspect the car and make sure it is exactly what you ordered; all the options, trim etc. Also inspect for scratches/damage.

For the break in, follow the manual but some tips are: Try and avoid rev'ving over 4000, vary your RPM and speed often (do not use cruise control), try and avoid excessive braking and no jack rabbit starts. After the break-in, gingerly throttle it and let the supercharger kick in..nothing sudden. Only use 91 and avoid short trips where possible.

After the break-in period, you can switch over to a high quality syn. Stick to an earlier oil change interval (not the Audi 15K).
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No problem!

Audi dealerships use Castrol 5w-30 syn. Did they change the oil when you picked up the car?
Presumably, yes. They mentioned they did the 25K service (at about 21K).

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If you are planning to keep the car, we would highly suggest you stick to an earlier oil change interval...7-75K KM mark maximum. Switching to a 5w-40 helps and thoroughly warming up the car before driving (especially on days like today) helps significantly.
How warm is warm? How long to wait? I wait until the RPM drops to 800 before I go. Also, is there a particular brand of 5w-40 that gets the best results? You mentioned good results with Liqui-Moly or Motul. Do you have 1L bottles in stock?

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If you are handy with VAGCOM, you can change the in-car service reminder to chime around that mark. If you don't have access to VAGCOM, let me know and we'll adjust it for you no charge/obligation.
I ordered a cable from eBay, should be arriving soon. If I have any issues, can I drop by your garage for some quick help?
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Hey,

Couple of questions:
Coupe/convertible? Manual or Auto?

If its a convertible, no matter how tempting do not use the top in this weather...even inside the dealership/underground parking.
If manual, be easy on the clutch.

When you pick it up, inspect the car and make sure it is exactly what you ordered; all the options, trim etc. Also inspect for scratches/damage.

For the break in, follow the manual but some tips are: Try and avoid rev'ving over 4000, vary your RPM and speed often (do not use cruise control), try and avoid excessive braking and no jack rabbit starts. After the break-in, gingerly throttle it and let the supercharger kick in..nothing sudden. Only use 91 and avoid short trips where possible.

After the break-in period, you can switch over to a high quality syn. Stick to an earlier oil change interval (not the Audi 15K).

Thanks!

I have the 7 speed s tronic.

The dealer tried to get my on the audi service plan for 15k intervals I laughed and said I plan on doing the oil myself with full syn mobile 1 after break in. Any inherent commonalities with these cars? Odd inherent tweaks or what not? Longer warm up times? I plan on using 94 octane and possibly programmer down the road to open the 3.0 up a little, have Ny recommendation for programmers?
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My Audi S2 2004 has started vibrating and has lack of power at 2000 to 3000. Feels like its running on 7 cylinders. Spark plugs and Coils replaced. Once and a while it fixes itself for a day or two then back to vibration. I drove the car to Florida and back just driving through the vibration. Some people have said its the flywheel ready to cause many more $$$ problems if I don't get it fixed now.

I'm in Burlington, Ont. Where can I get it checked out?
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Just went to MotorFabrik today for the first time.

The place is very clean, professional and the guys are friendly and knowledgeable.

I will definitely be going there again and will refer anyone to their place.

Thanks Al and the guys for providing top service at a fair price with professional advice.
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Sorry guys...been away from the computer. Back to answering some questions!
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Presumably, yes. They mentioned they did the 25K service (at about 21K).


How warm is warm? How long to wait? I wait until the RPM drops to 800 before I go. Also, is there a particular brand of 5w-40 that gets the best results? You mentioned good results with Liqui-Moly or Motul. Do you have 1L bottles in stock?


I ordered a cable from eBay, should be arriving soon. If I have any issues, can I drop by your garage for some quick help?
Hmm so if I am following along correctly, you would want to top off the oil and do your next oil change at about 26K...do not wait for the 40K service. After you top off, record the mileage and see how long it takes until the oil indicator drops again.

Well theres no set figure but as a rule of thumb on a -20 day, you would want to wait at least 8-10min. Everyone has their own opinion (especially on not wasting gas at idle) but on very cold days, you want to let the motor warm up to operating temps; as well as letting the motor heat warm up the steering/transmission/suspension components. We've had good luck with the Motul and Liqui-Moly a close second...unfortunately none of the 1L bottles in stock as of today but will get more next week.

Of course, come by if you get stuck...just give us a heads up!
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