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Oil issue.....any suggestions?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by tspar, Apr 24, 2010.

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    [Apr 24, 2010]
    My S3 seems to be using a lot of oil. The zausts are thick black with soot and i wondered if there is an easy tweak to fix this or is it just a trait of turbo cars. I never once had to put oil in my R32 in five years of ownership yet i was scooting down the A1 last weekend and the "You havent got much oil left" light came on !!. Luckily i had a litre loafing in the boot which sorted me out :ohmy:
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    Unless it's any more than 1 litre per 1000 miles VAG deem it to be acceptable.

    It can be to do with how the previous owner bedded the engine in , if it's no more than above i wouldn't worry
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    Funny I was going to ask how much oil does S3's use on average, as my new one has used a bit of oil in its first 1500 miles, well not a litre, but was surprised it used any, thinking my RX8 was bad, it is about the same :( if it carries on gonna have to buy oil in bulk saves a fortune
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    [Apr 25, 2010]
    my 57 reg has never used a single drop !
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    [Apr 26, 2010]
    Many thanks for that. I think it may be more to do with Audi Hull not doing a proper service before putting it up for sale as "Used approved" to be honest as it shouldn't have run out after 5 months I wouldn't of thought.
    I shall keep an eye on it. Thanks again for your input Mark.

    Cheers
    Tim

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