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3.0 tdi 245PS oil consumption

Daggerit Sep 19, 2013

  1. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I know the TFSI engines have a habit of drinking oil but I thought that the diesels were fairly solid? 9000 miles and saying I have to add oil, I've never had to add oil to a diesel before and just thought it a bit odd...

    Does this sound reasonable? If so what oil is advised (I'd check the handbook but it's a couple hundred miles away...).

    Thanks in advance!

    Dan
     
  2. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    i never mix oil
    so id either look in service book see whats been used and use the same
    or oil change to be sure
     
  3. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member

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    Cool, cheers...

    Does having to too up after that mileage sound reasonable though?
     
  4. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    yeah thats not bad at all
    some need a ltr after 1k miles
    its the luck of the draw with audi some use loads some use non
    or some use a little
     
  5. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member

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    Ah ok, I thought it was only the 2.0 TFSI engines that had an oil consumption issue.

    Cheers for that!
     
  6. hmy7k

    hmy7k Active Member Team Floret Silver Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I have just added 1/2 a litre to my 3.0 tdi after 6000 miles. All engines use a bit when they are new so I am happy with that.
     
  7. Shadowman

    Shadowman Active Member

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    Hi Dan,

    Just passed 7,000 with mine and it needed a small top-up so it's pretty normal I think.

    Regarding the type of oil, you want Castrol Edge 5W 30 :yes:
     
  8. trance

    trance New Member

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    Never add any oil between services. Never heard any issues with the 3 ltr tdi with regard excessive oil usage.
     
  9. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. :)

    I've added a litre so I'll see how long it lasts. I can understand using a bit while the rings are bedding in and stuff, just never actually had to do it before so wanted to check. If it drinks that oil in less than a thousand miles then I'll have more of a raised eyebrow... Haha.
     

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