1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Checking Engine oil with engine running?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Defratos, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Defratos
    Offline

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Messages:
    2,232
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 15, 2007]
    Hey guys, this might sound like a stupid question but I'm not sure so I'm going to ask anyway =P. Right so I came to check the engine oil level today and it was bang on the max mark. Then I switched te engine on to see if the level will change, and it did. With the engine running it shows that I've got no oil. Now I'm guessing this is normal right? as the oil is being circulated around the engine right? lol just need some clarification :beerchug:
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Nov 23, 2014]

  3. kanievsky
    Offline

    kanievsky Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 16, 2007]
    you should check oil on a cold engine or about 10 - 15 minutes after switching off, never on a running engine
    #2
  4. Sussex A3 3.2 Quattro
    Offline

    Sussex A3 3.2 Quattro Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 16, 2007]
    #3
  5. rodenal
    Offline

    rodenal Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,992
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 16, 2007]
    Defratos, im almost in disbelief that u've asked this - even for u lol
    #4
  6. Defratos
    Offline

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Messages:
    2,232
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 16, 2007]
    lol I know man, but it's been naging me for a few weeks and never got around to searching forthe answer so I thought might as well just ask a simple question lol :sorry:
    #5
  7. rodenal
    Offline

    rodenal Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,992
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 16, 2007]
    Lol, at least you aint afraid to ask, how else do people learn!
    #6
  8. fesss_84
    Offline

    fesss_84 Sylar

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 16, 2007]
    Whie we are discussing this subject, how often should you check the oil level on a 2.0 TDI 2006 A3. when iv asked around iv got diffeent answers.

    as iv just got the car what wold everyones reccommendation be?

    cheers
    #7
  9. Twizzler
    Offline

    Twizzler Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    465
    Likes Received:
    27
    [Nov 16, 2007]
    fesss, Some on here would say about every 5 miles. I think you should check it very regularly to begin with and once you learn its characteristics adjust the interval accordingly. Some cars seem to drink the stuff others don't use any. Mines done 1200 miles and hasn't budged on the stick yet
    #8

Share This Page