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Old 11-15-2012, 07:01 AM   #1
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Default What kind of oil in the 2012 Audi A7

My Audi is telling me I need to add a quart of oil. It's only got 9000 miles, so I think that's weird, but whatever...

Does anyone know what kind of oil this thing is stocked with? I'd prefer to put something similar in.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:34 AM   #2
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My Audi is telling me I need to add a quart of oil. It's only got 9000 miles, so I think that's weird, but whatever...

Does anyone know what kind of oil this thing is stocked with? I'd prefer to put something similar in.
i just got the 25000 mile servive and on my service invoice it said castrol syntec 5w40 i believe.
adding a quart of oil at 9000 miles is within what audi calls normal consumption. i believe 1 quart every 1200 miles is within spec(don't quote me on that), but 1 quart every 9k isn't bad at all and the 3.0tfsi engine is known to consume a bit of oil, even if you were to go to the dealer they would tell you it is within spec. if you start consuming drastically more i know there is a TSB about changing out the PCV which involves taking off the supercharger and audi won't do it unless oil consumption is greater than what they consider normal, and before they do it they'll prove to themselves that it does consume oil.
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Does anyone know what kind of oil this thing is stocked with?
Probably the oil used at the factory. Maybe Fuchs.

You'll always need an oil that meets VAG quality standard 502.00.

Maybe it's time to have the first oil change done??
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Probably the oil used at the factory. Maybe Fuchs.

You'll always need an oil that meets VAG quality standard 502.00.

Maybe it's time to have the first oil change done??
I would agree with this. Seams about ready for its first oil change. Not sure if you have Audi car or not but oil changes might even be covered under that.

Wouldn't hurt to give your dealership a call.

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This TSB has a list of all oils approved by Audi.
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