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Old April 5th, 2014, 15:32   #1
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Default Trying liqui-moly top tec 4200

Just changed the oil in my passat and decided on this flavor of oil ! Engine seems very quiet ! Anybody else have any experience?
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Old April 5th, 2014, 15:36   #2
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its what I use, no complaints reasonable consumption, maybe .1 liter per 1000 miles, ie i add the rest of a 5 l jug around the 5-6k mark. and I can get it at the local Napa for about 45-50 a 5l jug..
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Old April 5th, 2014, 15:41   #3
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I had zero consumption with mobil1 esp or castrol slx pro. If I see it burning up I won't use this again. Ihatespeed, is your car burning oil with just the top tec or with other brands also?
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Old April 7th, 2014, 09:37   #4
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I bought 4200 for my last oil change from napa. Probably burned .75 quart over the 10000 miles oci. Fairly new cr a3 with 35k on the odomoter.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 19:56   #5
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I've been using 4200 in my car for the last 30k miles and I have not had any issue with burn off or needing to add more oil.

I plan on staying with 4200 for a long time.
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Well I switched back to mobil 1 ESP. My car which hasn't had any consumption up till using the top-tec burned maybe 300-400ml between oci . I'm going to take a look under the car later to see if maybe there is a leak but I don't think that's the case. If I continue to see any consumption with the mobil 1 or it increses perhaps I'll need to check the IC for excessive residue.
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been using top tec 4200 for the last 3 oil changes, ever since i drained the factory load. No oil use between OCI. Only loss is from wiping the dipstick to get a good reading on level.
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Btw..switching brands may cause consumption initially but it should stop after the first OCI.
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