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burning a lot of oil

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jessie123, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. jessie123

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    hi everyone just a quick question do a3 170 quattros normally use a lot of oil any answers welcome
     
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    My brother in law has one and he has never mentioned filling it up often.
     
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    ive had it since sep 2011 done 6k upto now injector recall done 2 weeks ago dpf delete plus remap 2 months ago
     
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    More info needed. How many miles to litres of oil etc. Mileage on car? Puffing smoke on acceleration / deceleration? Startup.
    Do you notice blue smoke at all especially on initial startup.
     
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    about 3 litres in 6k 76.000k i havant noticed any blue smoke on startup only smokes when it is driven hard through gear change witch is hardly nothing only thing ive noticed is a slight flatspot on hard acceloration for a second then goes
     
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    Check all the usual, around the engine bay for oil looking stains. Whip the undertray off and check with a good torch. Does the turbo whine at all?
     
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    I've got a 140 and i dont think i've ever topped the oil up! Done a fair few thousand miles since i've had it.
     
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    I usually top up 1.5 litres in about 10k miles. I've never really thought or worried about it just check it once a month and top up as necessary.
     
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    theres no whine from the turbo just the usual whistle. the car has just come back from audi for injector recall they done a health check so they should have spotted any oil leak surley getting paranoid now
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much, my dad's Q7 used to drink oil for a laugh until he found out the oil plug was slightly loose. Might be worth parking the car up somewhere overnight and inspecting where you parked it.
     
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    icant see any oil leaks at all no sighns of oil on the undertrays
     
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    Used 1l since last may about 5k. Oil burners welcome aboard!
     
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    S3 Dave Now running on Heavy Oil

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    1L Mate It's all new to me this heavy oil lark. But it appears they do use more than Petrol's.
     
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    this is my 4th oil burner and non of them burnt any oil hence my paranoia
     
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    Did Audi mention anything about your DPF delete and remap when you had your injector recall.
     
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    they never mentioned a thing about it i thought they would have . good service from cardiff audi
     
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    I had a 170 Quattro, which I had mapped from new and I didn't have to top up so much as a litre in the 3 and a half years I've owned it. I think it's luck of the draw mate. Some burn a hell of a lot more than others.
     
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    do u think its a bad thing to be burning so much oil
     
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    If its not smoking, you don't have warning lights constantly, not marking its territory everywhere you park it then I wouldn't worry about it. Just have to accept its going to cost you £10 more between services on topping oil up. Id still be suspicious of the turbo. They can let oil through ever so slightly.
     
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    I completely understand why you're worried, I would be too! That is a hell of a lot of oil in 6k miles. But if the tell tell signs aren't there, then you just have a proper oil burner on your hands.
     
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    i just like to say thanx to everyone for the replies .and for the previous issues with my 170 all help many many thanx to all of you
    i love this site ps booking car into audi cardif maybe next week
     
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    hello mate, just noticed you have the same car as me the 170 quattro PD engine im guessing? (netoriously riddled with problems) but a very nice car to drive. i have also had a DPF delete and a map shes now pushing out 196.2 hp how are you liking yours? have you ever had a hesitation in power when you boot the car in 2nd 3rd and 4th? like a quick up down up down in power then she goes like train after that?

    i am very happy to share any info with you guys and do admire the passion and amount of care that the people on these forums have for there audis :)
     

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