I'll say this when I found the 2.0T down more then 1/2 Qt. on a Very Hot Day with aprox 1100 miles on motor @ Gas Station
I was a little shocked , Concerned as it was Smoking Hot Day and had 400 Plus Miles to Go ..
I added this : It really did seem to be Smoother & Cooler , it's Only good Oil Gas Station had .. so I tried it seems pretty Good .. There may be Better Oils for Fighting Consumption
Or Better at Keeping Oil Viscosity from Diluting by Fuel . .
Just Wondering what Everyone is Using and What they are Finding works Best for them ..
I would use mobile one or German Castrol. Not sure what they recommend on the 2.0t, but 0w20 is a little thin for my liking especially for a turbo vehicle. I would do at least a 5w20-40 or maybe with heavier mods a 10w40.
Oil preference is much like fuel preference... there will be many likes/opinions for both. My thought is as long as you use a recognized brand that meets/exceeds OEM specifications IMO it doesn't matter. Like fuel as long as you use a "top tier" fuel w/the minimum recommended octane then use what you prefer/can get. That's why their are so many different flavors of ice cream... not every flavor is for everybody. ?
Eneos, used to burn oil in my s2000 tried all the big name brands from mobile 1, redline, schaefer, and penzoil. The only ones that didn't burn was Amsoil and Eneos. I know its a different car, but that experience just stuck with me.
I Know exactly what You Mean , I was Driving a Big Rig for Grand Fathers Friend He warned Me it drank Oil , so after 1000 miles is was down 2 qt. out of 7 Gallons ..
another 1000 miles and it was down Full Gallon .. so I Added "Marine Grade" 20W50 Diesel Oil 1 Gallon for next 2000 miles it only used 1/2 Qt. . . 400,000 miles on Rig ..
so Yeah Testing what works Best for Your set up makes a Difference ..so Far the Pensoil SYN 5W-20 is holding Well ..
Yes, Plus 1 for Buying Oil @ Walmart - very Good Prices for High Quality Oils ..just as I do , I just change earlier then Honda Recommends ..
I been reading : Polyolester Oil Base Stock - have much Higher Temperature Range Ratings for Turbo's and Red Line Oil uses almost exclusively PolyoEster's in Their Products ..
RedLine High Performance or Professional Grade RedLine have - Life & Temperature Range Plus side above many other Oils , but come with Big Price Jump as well ..
RedLine also Blends their Products to Evaporate Less @ these Higher Turbo Temps ~ 400 degrees ..