AVS-Longlife Servicing, Engine Death as a consequence-Oil Pickup pipe etc
Engine Death as a consequence-Oil Pickup pipe etc
Has your car run this? What mileage service intervals are there in the service book?
Do you run this now? think you are saving money?
Below is a typical, and unfortunately a very common occurance now on ALL VW/Audi brand cars..... Audi's seem to fare worse than most as they introduced Longlife servicing quite a few years ago...
Possibly Rattly top end on start up? VVT makes a rattly noise on cranking......
Worst case, Death Light comes on dash... Oil Pressure Low... STOP IMMEDIATELY if you get this...
Example below.. an Audi TT180, just short of 100k miles, fsh. Was at Forge action day on track, did 2 laps before Oil Death light came on. Engine rattled like a mofo... and also made a screaking noise sounding like metal on metal... Ewwww
Car recovered here for look see.
drop the sump and see a partially blocked oil pick up pipe
The sump and oil pump itself were caked in a burnt on black oil residue.. Carbonised oil.... Burnt... which in turn builds to a level which gets sucked into the pickup pipe and progressively blocks it until oil failure occurs.
Spot the problem here... Its not difficult... one of these rods is a different colour
Oil starved #2 big end..... Ewwwww. Obviously got very hot as the colour indicates...
Pop the cap off #2 rod to look see....
Scored journal, rod and rod cap, and it had spun the bearing shells in the rod.. 19mm crack rods in this one, tangless bearings as std. (shyte imho anyhows)
Comparison of burnt and picked up spun shell on #2 next to #3 which survived the ordeal
more to follow...............