What Type of Oil To Use In An Audi A4

PAGE DISCLAIMER: The information below is 'General Information' and should be used as a guide. The Audi motor oil information on these pages should not be used as a substitute for what your vehicle owner's manual, factory service manual, or authorized Audi dealer recommends. Consult your owner's manual for the correct type of Audi oil that is to be used for your specific Audi model.

Recommended Audi A4 Oil Specs

Recommended Audi A4 oil, specifications, quality standards, and oil viscosity weight are specified in your owner's manual. If you have lost your owner's manual and are having difficulty determining what type of Audi A4 oil to use, you may wish to refer to our BLAU® Audi Oil Change Kits (which match the correct Audi A4 oil for specific models).

1996-97  A4 2.8L 12V
502 00
1997-05  A4 1.8T
2003-06  A4 Cabriolet 1.8T
502 00
2000-05 A4 1.8T
2003-06 A4 1.8T Cabriolet
502 00
2002-05  A4 3.0L
2003-06  A4 3.0L Cabriolet
502 00
2005-08  A4 2.0T
2007-09  A4 2.0T Cabriolet
502 00
Ravenol VMO Audi A4 Oil Features:
Made in Germany

• Specially formulated to improve fuel economy.

• Exclusive formulation that allows for extended Audi oil change intervals.

• Exceptional oil film stability, and anti-wear protection in demanding performance conditions.

• High thermal stability and oil oxidation resistance, helping to maintain internal engine cleanliness.

• Good cold weather lubrication and cold temperature starting characteristics.

• Outstanding prevention of engine carbon, lacquer, and sludge deposit build up.

• Fulfills EURO IV and EURO V standards.

• Compatible with catalysts.
VAG Formal Factory Approved Audi A4 oil quality standard that meets oil specifications:
Audi VW 502 00
Audi VW 505 00
Audi VW 505 01

Other Formal Approvals:
Mercedes Benz MB 229.31

Other Audi Oil Specs:

SAE 5W-40
ACEA A3 / B4, C3

Other Features and Specifications:
BMW Longlife-04
Porsche A40
Ford WSS-M2C917-A
Fiat 9.55535-S2
Audi/Volkswagen G 052 167 M2
Audi/Volkswagen G 052 167 M4 (MX)
Audi/Volkswagen G 052 167 M6 (MX)
BMW 81 22 9 407 002
BMW 81 22 9 407 029
BMW 81 22 9 407 547
Mercedes Benz 000 989 82 01

Ravenol HPS Audi A4 Oil Features:
Made in Germany

• Fuel economy / energy conserving motor oil.

• Excellent overall lubrication in cold conditions and quick cold weather starting.

• Outstanding prevention of engine carbon, lacquer, and sludge deposit build up.

• High thermal stability and oil oxidation resistance in maintaining internal engine cleanliness.

• Excellent engine lubrication, oil film stability, and anti-wear protection in the most demanding engine performance conditions.

• Compatible with catalysts.
Tested Audi A4 oil quality standard that meets oil specifications:
Audi VW 502 00
Audi VW 505 00

Other Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 5W-30
ACEA A3 / B4

Other Features and Specifications:
Porsche C30
MB 229.3
BMW Longlife-98


Increase the fuel mileage of your Audi A4 2.8L 30 Valve model
by using Ravenol WIV II fully synthetic performance low friction fuel-saving motor oil.

Blauparts' Audi Allroad 2.7T and Audi A4 2.8L test vehicles are experiencing a 1-2 MPG fuel mileage increase when using Ravenol's WIV 0w30 motor oil. We've also noticed a reduction / minimization of valve train (lifter and cam chain) noise when compared to other brand name synthetics.
The technical reasons why we're seeing these improvements:

Better Fuel Mileage

Ravenol's WIV 0w30 oil features the latest low HTHS viscosity synthesis technology. This reduces the engine's internal dynamic drag or friction. This translates into rotational energy loss through the engine's internal parts, oil pump, crankshaft, camshaft bearings, and contact areas between the valves and lifters. The minimizing of dynamic drag and reduction of the engine's rotational energy results in improved fuel economy and engine performance. Another result is that less throttle depression is required when compared to thicker oils to yield equal performance. Most drivers will notice more responsiveness through the engine's fast free like revving, especially during engine warm up cycles in cooler climates where instant oil circulation is required, and by owners who drive shorter distances / intervals.Audi A4 Engine Sludge vs CleanSynto

Reduction In Valve Train Noise

Over it's lifespan, your Audi may have used motor oils that were of marginal quality. When lesser quality oils begin to breakdown, the engine accumulates varnish buildup, which then reduces the oil's flow to valve train components. The most critical valve train component impacting fuel mileage on Audi A4 V6 2.8L models are the hydraulic (motor oil) activated cam chain tensioners. These parts adjust (advances) camshaft timing to engine RPM. Overtime, using inferior oils can plug up the filter screen of the tensioners with varnish build up. Restricted oil flow to the cam chain tensioner reduces engine performance due to incorrect camshaft timing. It can also increase valve train noise, especially during cold start ups. Don't worry, Ravenol's WIV motor oil features revolutionary technology, that can solve these issues by cleaning the engine's internal parts, cam chain tensioner's screen, and other valve train components; improving engine performance and increasing fuel mileage.

Should I be concerned about a lighter weight oil?

Some owners have expressed concern regarding the use of a lighter weight oil (0w30) versus using a heaver oil weight (5w40). Epic advancements have been made by Ravenol with their production of motor oil. One example is Ravenol's use of HTHS (High Temperature High Shear) viscosity lubrication technology. We've had a lot of experience with different motor oils through our over 27 years as a repair shop. In nearly all cases, modern SAE 0w30 oils will never reach lubricating-layer breakdown during normal street or highway use. For the lubricating layer to be exceeded, you would have to be at extreme track or race car RPMs for upward of 20-30 minutes straight. Ravenol WIV 0w30 is a high performance fully synthetic motor oil, made from the worlds finest base stocks and proprietary blend of advanced additives. For performance minded "daily drivers" who want the best for their Audi or Vw, there is no compromising when choosing Ravenol's WIV 0w30 and it's maximum lubrication effectiveness.

SAE 0W - The viscosity SAE 0W ensures reliable cold starting in extreme temperatures, low cold-starting wear, and allows for the quickest possible supply of oil within the engine to all critical lubricating points.
SAE 30 - The high-temperature viscosity SAE 30 safely masters extreme stress in warmer temperatures. Thus, friction loss and wear are reduced in whatever temperature condition the engine finds itself operating in.

Other Benefits:

* Long life, extended oil change intervals for up to 10,000 miles. This revolutionary motor oil is manufactured in Germany to exact oil quality standards.
Note: If your engine internals are significantly varnished from poor quality motor oil (see picture above), you may wish to change your oil a little sooner the first time around using WIV in order to clean out the engine.
* You can also use Ravenol WIV for your Volvo, Saab, or Japanese Import that calls for 0w30 and meets the SAE or ACEA specification below.
* In cooler and cold climates (especially where instant oil circulation is desired during engine start up and warm up), as well as, short interval driving, Ravenol WIV 503 00 spec, can be used in place of any Vw 502 00 oil spec oil.
* Provides high oil film stability and excellent viscosity-temperature behavior for demanding high RPM European engine designs.
* Ravenol's WIV allows for faster oil circulation during the startup period for maximum lubrication protection.
* This is an excellent motor oil for Vw Touareg R5 V10 TDI requiring Vw 506 01.

503 00 Oil Specification

Multi viscosity Audi oil designed for gasoline engines that call for or require extended long life oil change intervals.

Imporved fuel mileage on your Audi A4Ravenol WIV II Audi Oil 0W-30

Tested oil quality standard that meets oil specifications:
Audi VW 503 00
Audi VW 506 00

Audi VW 506 01

Other Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 0W-30

Ravenol WIV Audi Oil Features:
Made in Germany

• Special low-friction characteristics reduce dynamic internal engine drag

• An excellent range from special additives result in up to an 8% increase in fuel economy when compared to other brand name motor oils.

• Recommended for VW and Audi, Volvo, and Saab engines requiring "long life" or "extended service interval" 0w30 motor oil.

• Excellent engine protection even in extreme cold starting environments.

• Guaranteed for maximum wear protection and engine cleanliness combined with reduced fuel consumption.

• Exceptional lubrication stability providing consistent lubrication requirements during extended oil changes.

• Exceptional oil film stability and anti-wear protection in demanding performance conditions
"Green" friendly motor oil that supports the protection of the environment through reduced emissions.

• Superior oil oxidation resistance, helping to maintain internal engine cleanliness.

• Outstanding prevention of engine carbon, lacquer, and sludge deposit build up.

• Assists in the neutralization of engine oil acids
Compatible with catalysts.

503 00 Audi Oil - 1 Liter
503 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
503 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4

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As an independent Audi service garage with over 27 years of hands-on experience, we've seen many mechanical breakdowns on vehicles. Experience has shown that changing your fluids is the single most important preventive maintenance routine you can perform to avoid vehicle breakdowns. Yet, for many Audi owners, this seems to be one of the most neglected areas of maintenance. Thoroughly flushing your fluids at the proper intervals can help your car reach 150,000 miles and beyond.