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Old 04-19-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default 5W40, 10W40, or 5W30 Motor Oil For South Florida?

Hi, just wanted to know what motor oil (Castrol Syntec/Edge) I should use in South Florida for a 3.2L Q5?
5W40, 10W40, or 5W30?
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I'd go 5-40wt Mobil 1
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Oils that meet Audi Oil Quality Standards:
http://www.audiusa.com/content/dam/a...e-Bulletin.pdf
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:52 AM   #4
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Hi, just wanted to know what motor oil (Castrol Syntec/Edge) I should use in South Florida for a 3.2L Q5?
5W40, 10W40, or 5W30?
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I think the manual will have the correct recommendation for your local conditions. Just sayin'.
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I think the manual will have the correct recommendation for your local conditions. Just sayin'.
Always a good place to start.
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Always a good place to start.
Yes. Think about it. The engine is thermostatically controlled. It isn't going to run any hotter in Florida than Minnesota. Just get the factory oil recommendation and don't try to out-think the factory engineers.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:27 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies everyone.

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I'd go 5-40wt Mobil 1
Thanks Reggie. That's what the manual also recommends...

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Oils that meet Audi Oil Quality Standards:
http://www.audiusa.com/content/dam/a...e-Bulletin.pdf
Thanks spijun. Saw that page as well.

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Yes. Think about it. The engine is thermostatically controlled. It isn't going to run any hotter in Florida than Minnesota. Just get the factory oil recommendation and don't try to out-think the factory engineers.
Thanks acadianbob. Good to know that climate does not matter. Haha...
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Virtually every car I've owned has had a span of recommended oils based on temperature. Not my Q5 - apparently any VWOA recommended oil will do. Strange.

BTW, 5W-40 Mobil 1 is NOT on the list, but 0W-40 Mobil 1 is.
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Virtually every car I've owned has had a span of recommended oils based on temperature. Not my Q5 - apparently any VWOA recommended oil will do. Strange.

BTW, 5W-40 Mobil 1 is NOT on the list, but 0W-40 Mobil 1 is.
Do not know which list you think

BTW, 5W-40 Mobil 1 is on the list: Page 5



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Bottom line: Read the back of the bottle and ensure that it says VW502.00. You're good to go.
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