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A litre of oil over

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by chinnyhill10, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. chinnyhill10

    chinnyhill10 Member

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    Ever since I've had my TDI 2.0 170 I've thought the oil level seemed high. It was always over the top of the dipstick.

    To this end today I purchased a Pela pump with the intention of removing the excess. I'm no techy so didn't want to do an oil change but easy enough to pump out a little.

    So there I go, and start removing the oil? How much can it possibly be over? A coke cans worth?

    An hour later and to finally get it to the middle of the dipstick I have removed 1 litre!

    To me that seems like rather a lot. Is it true the DPF dumps excess fuel into the oil? As I understand any fuel not fully vaporised ends up in the engine which could explain it.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers.
     
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  3. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    I'd say it was over filled by at least 1/2 litre of oil.
     
  4. chinnyhill10

    chinnyhill10 Member

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    Could be. Don't think its gone up much, if any, in the 6 months since I had it. Was always about half a cm above the max point which a friendly mechanic told me wasn't the end of the world.

    Just finally got around to doing something about it due to having a few rough starts.
     

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