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    oil consumption

    Hi,

    I viewed an A3 1.8T quattro (180 bhp on an 02 plate) over the weekend and the salesman mentioned i would have to check the oil level once a month as the audi engines "use oil", but this is nothing to worry about and normal. I am a little concerned as my golf had the same 1.8T engine (150 bhp) and over seven years never used a drop of oil.
    Any thoughts and experiences would be great, thanks.

    Ian.

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    Mine does not burn any oil at at all.
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    neither does mine, check it every couple of weeks but never uses any
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    Mine uses a little (1/4 quart) every 10K

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    So Far S3 isnt using any oil
    however a mate of mine driving a A3 1.9TDI his is using a fair bit of oil but i reckon theres something wrong not just as its a audi it uses oil!

    After all those 1.8T engines have been used in a few cars

    think the dealer may be trying too play u a bit!

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    As a backup to others, mine hardly uses any either. Never need a top up between services and I'm on the long life gubbins
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    i find the S3 uses oil if i use 0w 30/40 but hardly uses any 5w / 30,40. Sorry without going out in the cold can`t remember if its 30 or 40.


    New vw/audis are now speced at 5w and I suspect this is due to them useing oil
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    i use a litre every 5,000 miles.

    normal oil consumption on an audi/vw engine can be 1 litre every 1,000 miles.

    the salesman is giving you good advice to check the oil regularly.

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    1 litre every 5000 miles? that does seem quite alot. i just know that on my a3 i never have to top up the oil
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    My first S3 didn't use a drop, current one does - though it has just swapped to using 5w as per Audi's new scheme so that may improve. Our 1.9Tdi A4 also uses a fair bit too. I trust my local dealer and they say it's quite normal.

    So I guess some do, some don't and from my own limited statistical analysis of three cars, I'd say more do than don't!

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    Thanks for your replies, i guess it's luck of the draw to how thirsty with oil your engine is.

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    My S3 uses a fair bit so does my VW diesel van, its due to the low friction engine and normal to use 1 litre every 1000 my be a bit less (depends how you drive it) mines tends to use more on short journeys. Can get expensive though if you use reccomended oil which only comes in 1 litre top ups!!

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    Another S3 that doesn't use oil and on 115K

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tastyterrier
    As a backup to others, mine hardly uses any either. Never need a top up between services and I'm on the long life gubbins
    same

 

 

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