2003 A4 1.8T (163) Oil Issues.
Been having some issues recently, with Oil Level indicator randomly appearing. Having checked the oil every time with no problem, and been very careful with the car i finally took it to Brookdene Motors (Watford) to have a diagnostic to understand if there was an underlying issue.
The diagnostic showed no problems and level sensor and oil pressure checked out ok.
1 Day later, doing a steady 80 on the M3, when suddenly a slight pullback when accelerating makes me immediately pull over and stop. This was mainly due to the oil light issues and reading some very good posts on this forum about the trials of 1.8T oil issues!
When turning it over on the side of the road, sounded like a tractor. Left it well alone and got flat bedded back to Brookdene.
To cut a long story short, the car is currently arse in the air being drained, sump cleaned and oil pickup and pump replaced. It will also have a calibrated pressure test and another diagnostic when complete. To mention, all being done for a reasonable amount of notes by the excellent Jason at Brookdene Motors.
Small Morale of story, worth a few quid to investigate a little deeper anything that indicates even the smallest issue with oil!!!!
Will update when the car returns.......