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    Loss of oil

    Got into car this morn and my oil light came on.

    When I got to work I checked it after an hour or so and the dip stick was bone dry. As anyone ever had this prob?? The car was serviced late last year and I do normally check my levels but havent recently due to the bad weather.

    Any help appreciated.

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    Re: Loss of oil

    if its a S3 then they do use oil up to a litre per 1000 miles off the top of my head

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    Don't drive it until you've put oil in.

    Don't know what car you have but my S3 was serviced in November and I have just checked mine to find it quite low (no warning light though).

    So it's not abnormal, depends what car you have and how hard you drive.

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    Re: Loss of oil

    some are oil burners, some are teetotal. The oil certainly needs to be checked once a month.

    All you can do is top it up, and have a quick visual around the engine for leaks.

    then, just look out for blue smoke, and keep checking the level.

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    Re: Loss of oil

    i was using mobil 1 and my S3 loved to drink it then I was recommended millers xfs and now It hardly uses any.

    btw I intend to change the oil every 6k from now on as I dont like the long service times of 18k just doesn`t feel right

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    Re: Loss of oil

    I ve heard when driven hard & when cold can use oil up. Mine does use oil up & Audi state this in the owners book. Just keep an eye on it, the warning light wont come on until it reaches minimum.

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    Re: Loss of oil

    Cheers lads

    It's all topped up now I will keep my eye on it. I have also noticed over the winter when its been cold it's also been drinking alot more juice.

    By the way it is an S3 51 plate 24000 miles. I have had it about 3 years now and I haven't noticed the oild drop before.

 

 

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