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Engine oil

nally Aug 9, 2012

  1. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    Hello my Audi pals

    I have a question I am hoping someone can answer quite easily
    i have a 2009 a3 sline 2.0 TDI ( cr )
    Today I took a look at the oil and it's fine leave wise but it's really black IMO
    acording to my car it needs changing in another 4k but the colour is making me want to change it. Am I just being paranoid ?
    Acording to the service book when I picked it up the oil was changed and I have done 5k since then.
    Heres some pics that may help.

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  2. Turbo jay

    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    I would change it mate better to be safe, I always change mine every 5k anyway hope this helps
     
  3. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    as above every 5/6k for me
    but when you have it changed drive home then look
    it will be black again
     
  4. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    Glad I am not the only one filter too ?
     
  5. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    Whys this ? Is black oil bad it looks it
     
  6. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Spot on ! Oil in a diesel engine goes black almost immediately ! Doesn't mean it's knackered !
     
  7. Turbo jay

    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    yea every time you change the oil always change the filter too
     
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  8. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    Oh rite it's just my gf's copper is always golden even just before a service ( it dose use a lot of oil tho)
    Is there a way to check if oil it ok On a derv?
     
  9. Turbo jay

    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    Are you going to aitp nally?
     
  10. Sheikh

    Sheikh Member

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    My mate, changed his oil twice in one week (wrong oil) and the fresh oil that was taken out was black after 300 miles of driving!

    It's just the way diesels are
     
  11. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    Sorry been off asn for a while what is it ?
     
  12. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    Looks like its somthing I'll have to live with I'll prob get bi annually oil changes from now on
     
  13. Turbo jay

    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    Audi in the park on Sunday 12th only asking because I'm traveling up from Liverpool
     
  14. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    Oh god yeah totally forgot !
    Tickets still avalable ?
    Do you have a pic of your car loads of a3s by me seen two rs3s also
     
  15. Turbo jay

    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    Advanced tickets sold out you can pay on the gate tho I havn't got a ticket am paying on the gate. Am on the iPad mate so can't upload pics and me laptops knackered getting it sorted tho
     
  16. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    I upload pics off photo bucket app I am on iPhone now and done thread above with it.
    I don't know why but I had a feeling that you have a black/lava 8p2 with rotors ?
     
  17. Turbo jay

    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    thanks mate I'm gonna download the app now, oww close lava but with standard s line alloys (rs6) I think
     
  18. Turbo jay

    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    Downloaded that app mate but when I try too upload to asn it says "remote file to large" am I doing something wrong?
     
  19. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    dammit ! Is it a sb
     
  20. Turbo jay

    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    No 3 door
     
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  21. Turbo jay

    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    have you had this problem nally?
     
  22. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    Replied to pm
     
  23. Lancelot

    Lancelot New Member

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    Hi everyone
    his year model could have one of two style motors. If it is the later style the filter will be under the cover at the back of the motor on the top of the engine. It's a black plastic cover that you simply "pop" up. It is a cartridge type filter and goes in the black plastic housing with the large hex on top. I suggest you first loosen the hex to a point where you just see the O-ring. This provides a "vent" for the oil to drain out of the housing. Then drain the crankcase sump, and replace the drain plug. Let the vehicle down and replace the filter.
     

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