i know there have been threads on fixes for this already but I've been told a few different things by mechanics and wonder if they're taking me for a ride...
i know my car is high miles (S3 APY 160,000) so to expect maintenance, but I was told that I'd need an engine rebuild for £3k after all I asked for was a service + oil sump clean and pick up pipe change. This decision was made after speaking to a fella 'in the know' who said this type of car with 140,000+ miles the damage is already done!
the thing is, I just got the car, drive it back home 140+ miles with no problems. The oil can light now comes on intermittently, but not on start up. Is it just a case of pick up pipe clogged and sump dirty?? Or is this just the tip of the iceberg? I know you guys can't give an exact answer/remedy, but it would be good to hear advice from anyone out there who knows what they're talking about and doesn't have anything to gain financially from me.
Thanks for any advice guys. Wish me luck!