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Use of Mobil 1 0W-40 in an Audi
I just took my Audi A4, 2002, 1.8L turbo to a VW\Audi dealership. The VW dealership said the Mobil 1 0W-40 is not approved by Audi for this car. I told them I have used this same oil when the Audi dealership was servicing my car. He said the oil is not a Long Life Oil for Audi, and he could not program the computer for the long service program if he changed the oil and put it into the engine. Is this correct?
-- David Jurina, Salem, OH
Mobil 1 0W-40 is approved against the VW 502.00 specification which is required for the Audi A4 (you should be able to verify this together with your local VW/Audi dealer via your A4 owner's manual). There should be no problem to use Mobil 1 0W-40 in this application.