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    Oil temperature display on S3

    I was just wondering, im one of them people who religiously lives by warm up and cool down, especially after my last car was prone to piston problems standard and mine was stage 3

    anyway, I was just wondering if there was a way to get the oil temperature display in the speedos to stay on, when you selected "oil temperature", it stays on for like 30 seconds then goes back to the menu, is there a way to keep it on constantly?

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    Not that i'm aware of.

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    How do you get the oil temp up on your speedo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullys3 View Post
    How do you get the oil temp up on your speedo?
    if you flick through your menu, you'll come to a screen that says "check", go into that and oil/oil temperature is there. Sorry its a bit vague I'm trying to remember off the top of my head. If you can't find it let me know and ill go out and get the full sequence.

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    I think I know what you mean pal ill work it out cheers

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    I wanted this when I had my S3, only available on the "RS3 Boost Menu" though..... so I bought an RS3 lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYes3 View Post
    I wanted this when I had my S3, only available on the "RS3 Boost Menu" though..... so I bought an RS3 lol
    thats a expensive way around it, misses wouldn't be too pleased though. I wonder if she'd buy it if I told her I just spent £30,000 to display oil temperature... Lol

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    Cheaper to fit gauges for them all a tad less than £30000+

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    i just live by the same rules i always have , let the coolant get upto temp as the oil will be near enough the same , and then when shutting down do a few miles slow or gentle driving and then get home knock it off if you can hear any ticking then just knock it back on for 5 mins

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    Yes I do the same always warm up and cool down any turbo charged car

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    They are good just really expensive

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    buy a scan gauge, you can display 4 things at once and plugs into the OBD2 port

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    Where they from how much ? I'm wanting to put a boost gauge in anyway

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    The ScanGaugeII can display up to 4 of 12 possible data parameters at one time:

    * Fuel Economy
    * Fuel Rate
    * Battery Voltage
    * Coolant Temperature
    * Intake Air Temperature
    * Engine Speed (RPM)
    * Vehicle Speed (MPH and KM/H)
    * Manifold Pressure (only if available on your vehicle)
    * Engine Load
    * Throttle Position
    * Ignition Timing
    * Open/Closed Loop

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3_sid View Post
    i just live by the same rules i always have , let the coolant get upto temp as the oil will be near enough the same , and then when shutting down do a few miles slow or gentle driving and then get home knock it off if you can hear any ticking then just knock it back on for 5 mins
    the oil won't be near enough the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by R34nel View Post
    the oil won't be near enough the same
    I'm glad you bumped this thread as I was going to post on here and forgot!

    There can be massive discrepancies between water/coolant temp and oil temp - the other day I waited for coolant to hit 90 and then checked oil temp, it was only 50.

    Wouldnt mind an easy to read guage fitted as its a bit stupid of Audi to make the oil temp only show for a short amount if time but then again for the average joe that isnt going to remap or treat the car properly they probably dont care.
    Last edited by Dean_T; 2nd August 2013 at 22:42.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYes3 View Post
    I wanted this when I had my S3, only available on the "RS3 Boost Menu" though..... so I bought an RS3 lol
    wish i could afford to do that

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    Driving home from work today I found a way to keep the reading up once it's there. Press the up/down switch at the end of the stalk before the 30 seconds is up to refresh the counter. I know this isn't really a fix and probably isn't much use but I thought it worth mentioning because I haven't seen it mentioned before.

 

 

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