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    Oil min light

    Hi people, just looking for a quick answer. My wife just rang me and the oil min light has come on as she's driving to a friends. If the oil is low, is there a generic oil she can quickly top it up with (she's parked in a petrol station) or is it a case of me flying back from manchester to get the correct oil and fill it up?

    Or, is it ok to drive for a few miles to her friends house and i will go home from work and sort out the problem properly?

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    sorry mate, forgot that bit as i'm in a rush

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    she could drive the few miles as its only the oil min light
    its not gona hurt it
    but for a quick top up not knowing if your oil is semi or fully synthic wouldnt like to recomend what to top up with

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    Ok, thanks mate. I have no idea as I haven't done anything to do with the oil, the garage does it all. Hmmm, I will tell her to drive to her friends and rush home from work and get a mate to drop me off there. If I get a fully synth would that mix with semi, or other way around at all?

    What oil do I need? Like, if I was to do an oil change what would you recommend?

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    oil minimum light?? I thought it was oil pressure light, does it have an oil minimum light?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazypainter View Post
    oil minimum light?? I thought it was oil pressure light, does it have an oil minimum light?
    It's on the DIS and says oil min apparently. I think the oil pressure is a dash light icon isn't it??


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    id top up with 10/40 semi to be safe
    yes they have the min light

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazypainter View Post
    oil minimum light?? I thought it was oil pressure light, does it have an oil minimum light?
    They do have a low oil lever light too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    id top up with 10/40 semi to be safe
    yes they have the min light
    Ok thanks mate. I was gonna actually service it on Wednesday so the light has come a day early. Ha. I might just take tomorrow off work and get it serviced, if I can find a friend with a garage that is, don't fancy laying on the snow changing the oil.

    I might have to call at halfords on the way home and grab a litre then.


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    Ok, well then, her mate lives about 5 miles from our house. Now, bearing in mind that I know this is my own risk, but reckon she'd be alright driving home with it on?

    She just texted and told me that her friend has an A3, and her husband an A5 (both diesels), and they have some oil (which will hopefully be of a similar type). I'm wondering about slipping a few quid their way and getting them to put a litre or so in to keep me until wednesday when I plan on servicing it?

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    Check the dipstick...

    If the level is on the dipstick it'll be fine to drive home unless theres something seriously broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    Check the dipstick...

    If the level is on the dipstick it'll be fine to drive home unless theres something seriously broken.
    She checked. It was a mil or so below the bottom level (no excuse I know...I'm annoyed at myself for not keeping an eye on it).

    Her friends husband put a bit of 10/40 semi synth oil in it. Car is home now, and gonna get serviced Wednesday. Thanks for all the replies people.


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    after you do the oil change put the extra in the boot for her most audis burn a bit of oil

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    Yeah, will do. I just need to find a guide for how to service it myself. Used to do my old 306 but not touched this hardly under the bonnet.

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    iv not seen a guide but its usaly air pollen oil filters oil top off with G12 or G 12+ and all
    the checks brake fluid etc
    if you did your old car you wont have any probs doin an audi
    Last edited by bez101; 20th December 2010 at 21:15.

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    Does the whole coolant need changing or just topping up?

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    just top it up if needed
    make sure its the pink g12 as they dont mix well
    Last edited by bez101; 20th December 2010 at 22:19.

 

 

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