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2016 Audi Q5 3.0L - Liqui Moly 5w40 #4591307
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This car was bought new and at around 3,000 miles, was upgraded to a GIAC Stage 2 Q5.

Below is my used oil analysis from about 5 months of use and 4,050 miles. the oil was about 1/4 quart low which I take to be negligible.

A few notes:

  • The 12 ppm of Aluminum is actualy around 5 because a Virgin oil analysis of the Liqui Moly 5w40 2040 I used showed 7ppm
  • Not sure why, but the Oils viscosity thinned outt a decent amount to the point it was no longer in the 5w40 category. Not sure why this happened.



Re: 2016 Audi Q5 3.0L - Liqui Moly 5w40 [Re: Storm897] #4591341
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It's not unusual for a 5w-40 oil to drop into 30-grade territory, especially in a hard working engine.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: 2016 Audi Q5 3.0L - Liqui Moly 5w40 [Re: Storm897] #4591451
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Have you tried Castrol 0w40 at all? Works great in my 2.0T.


Jeff


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Re: 2016 Audi Q5 3.0L - Liqui Moly 5w40 [Re: Jeffs2006EvoIX] #4591457
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Originally Posted By: Jeffs2006EvoIX
Have you tried Castrol 0w40 at all? Works great in my 2.0T.


Jeff


Jeff,

This one? Castrol 03101 EDGE 0W-40

Re: 2016 Audi Q5 3.0L - Liqui Moly 5w40 [Re: Storm897] #4591525
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Originally Posted By: Storm897
Not sure why, but the Oils viscosity thinned outt a decent amount to the point it was no longer in the 5w40 category. Not sure why this happened.


The viscosity index improvers didn't hold up. There's no other explanation.

Re: 2016 Audi Q5 3.0L - Liqui Moly 5w40 [Re: Storm897] #4591614
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Viscosity really took a beating, but it didn't seem to hurt much. Not sure why the 1ppm of Tin though.

Maybe you could try some other oil next time? Not a fan of Liqui moly, they surf on their "German" reputation, and that's pretty much all.


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Re: 2016 Audi Q5 3.0L - Liqui Moly 5w40 [Re: Storm897] #4594878
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Originally Posted By: Storm897
Originally Posted By: Jeffs2006EvoIX
Have you tried Castrol 0w40 at all? Works great in my 2.0T.


Jeff


Jeff,

This one? Castrol 03101 EDGE 0W-40


Yes that one, but you can get it at Walmart.com for $20 best oil for the Money IMO (for Euro Gas Cars Anyway)


Jeff


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Re: 2016 Audi Q5 3.0L - Liqui Moly 5w40 [Re: Storm897] #4602745
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The 2016 Maintenance Guide shows that "VW 502 00" spec'd oil would need to be "synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30 or SAE 0W-40". Does this mean that my 5w-40 sheering down to a 30w would be a reason not to worry? Either way I will try Castrol during the next oil change.

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