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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by consilio, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. consilio
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    consilio Up the owls!

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    Low oil warning light came on yesterday.Done 10k miles in 7 months. Is that normal consumption or shouldI be worried?

    Puchased some Castrol 5w30 long life stuff to top up, which is what is in there from factory think
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    Have you never checked the oil in 10k miles?
    Or has it suddenly used a lot between the last time you checked and now?
    Mine used to go through a litre every 2000 miles (ish).
    Audi considered that normal.
    I, and most other people I spoke to about it, considered it ludicrous.
    My car would have had the warning light on about 4-5 times in 10k miles.
    So I would say, at a stab, you're quite a lucky owner (if a tad negligent):)
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    Interesting Rich.
    Oil in my car was perfectly fine... Done about 13k when first service was due and oil was surprisingly still the same amount... just abit dark!
    I had been told when i first got the car just to keep checking the oil every now and then... but mine was fine right up till the first service.
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    Mine hasn't used a drop in 11months / 7k miles.

    People on here had problems with Diesels using lots of oil but not heard of a petrol doing the same.
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    4500 miles and banged ~.3 L in last weekend - just into the "you may top up" bit of the dipstick below the bobble
    Touran with the same motor uses more though (even at nudging 40k): appears to be luck of the draw!!
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    Yeah odd how some use oil and some dont. Done 10k now and hasnt dropped at all...
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    Mine has used around 5 litres in the past 10000 miles.
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    It needed 1litre in the end. Doesn't sound like anything to worry about I guess
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    in the 1st 10k i used quite a bit of oil in my TDI.
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    Mine did not require a drop in 17k miles or 18 months, checked it every month too!
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    :thumbsup:
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    We have a 2.0T A4 in the fleet that drinks oil too.
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    My S3 barely touched a drop in 15,000 miles!
    Strange there are such big variances
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    The engines are all equipped with VBQ.
    Variable build quality.:)

    Seriously, there's no pattern to it, and certainly nothing to suggest drivers are the cause of it (running in routine etc.)
    So drivers shouldn't feel bad about themselves if they get an oil-user.
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    :haha:
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    Mitch

    Its not!

    But thats what I had on as the rears were rubbing all the time so I just swopped the rears with the fronts, it didn't look bad at all really and handled really well with the H + R springs so I left it like that!
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    My Golf GTI used about 1 litre per 1500miles but my S3 has used about half a litre in 10000miles!!

    Seems the 2.0T FSI engine uses a lot more in the 200bhp form..
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