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condensation in the oil?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Tim_Attard, May 15, 2013.

  1. Tim_Attard
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    [May 15, 2013]
    hello again,

    decided to get around to sorting my oil pressure gauge as it wasnt working (reads 120psi constantly)

    while doing so i took the dipstick out and its got sludge on it...

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    the garage said when they last looked at my car that because of the catch can im getting a lot of condensation in the oil
    is this normal or have i set it up wrong?

    Thanks
    Tim
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    [May 15, 2013]
    What happened when you cleaned it off and dipped it again; loads more sludge or barely any?

    Very little would indicate just condensation.
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    [May 15, 2013]
    i think it is condensation but i never used to get it before fitting the catch can so is there anyway to reduce the amounts that collect?
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    [May 15, 2013]
    This might be the cause of your knocking noise while things are cold.
    Drain it, flush it, refill it :yes:
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    [May 15, 2013]
    hmmm ok, how do i go about flushing it?
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    [May 18, 2013]
    just looked at the lid and its now mostly white/yellow? so its getting worse.
    i have only driven it about 20 miles in the past week so i know its condensation from not driving it but is there anyway of stopping this?
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