Thanks, I tried searching but the search doesn't take 3 letter words like oilSee these existing threads on the topic for your answers:
I did my first one at 8000 km (5000 miles). I'll do another one at 16 000 km, then at 25 000, then I'll stick to Audi's schedule of every 15 000 km.When are you guys having your first oil change performed? I'm only at 2,000 miles but I personally think I need to get that factory oil out? Are you guys waiting till 5 or 10K?
http://forums.audiworld.com/a5/msgs/29455.phtmlSpeaking as an ex audi mechanic and ASE Master: Beat the snot out of it.
... or it won't stop burning oil, ever. Pretty simple.
I know this topic is often disputed, and frankly I don't give a shit because every one of my vehicles doesn't burn a drop at 100k miles so there's believers and there aren't.
You have a narrow window of opportunity to seat the rings, about a thousand miles. The engine must experience the entire wide range of RPM during this process. Extended drives are an absolute no, a drive across the country at 3000 rpm is the worst.
Search the forums. You'll find lots of "My car has a low oil light on at 2500 miles and it took 3 quarts to top it off, I never went above 5000 rpm for the first 2000 miles, what the hell is wrong??" ... yep. he was an idiot. It will burn that much forever.
So. Beat the snot out of it. Luckily the audi tech who did the PDI of your car already did that for the first 7 miles, if he did it per all of the steps including "test vehicles performance in all conditions" ... a lot of stuff burns off the exhaust at that point. We were instructed specifically to not baby it at all.
Leave the oil that's in it for 1k miles, and then change it using synthetic. Change it again at 5k.
Just my opinion. You'll hear many, I'm sure. Few are qualified to make one.