Interested in some feedback from the RS4 guys in relation to oil temperatures. What’s a typical range that you see in moderate temperatures (say around 70-80 degrees fahrenheit), aggressive street driving.
Internet legend has it that Audi increased the oil temperature on the RS5 specifically for carbon buildup issues, the thought being it’d more thoroughly evaporate the volatiles.
I’ve seen highs in the 220’s which isn’t too hot by any means. I’m wondering if there’s any benefit to lowering the oil temps to around 200 degrees in terms of overall performance and performance consistency, as well as benefits that could be seen through tuning since the engine isn’t running as hot. This is assuming the OEM heat exchangers can keep oil temps down.
I’m running 5K oil change intervals and accept carbon cleaning as part of regular maintenance.