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3.0 tdi 245PS oil consumption

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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
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    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep.

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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
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    Cool, cheers...

    Does having to too up after that mileage sound reasonable though?
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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
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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!
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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.
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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:
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    Never add any oil between services. Never heard any issues with the 3 ltr tdi with regard excessive oil usage.
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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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