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Oil Level not showing up on the display ?

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    Hi Group,

    Got a 2010 S4 and have been watching the oil level gradually drop on the computer display (over the last 5,000 miles ) - so having gone out to buy the 'special-you-can-only-buy-it-from-Audi' engine oil :no: I filled up 400ml ..... as soon as I did this put the cap on ... the display say's it can't give me any info ... it's been the same for the last couple of drives .. ? any words of wisdom ?
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    How long were these drives for? I know the computer won't show the oil level until the engine is up to temperature.
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    The display only works once the engine is warm and has then been switched off for two minutes ( but with the ignition still turned on )....nice and easy eh !!

    Best thing is to do the simple dip-stick mod which I have done......just buy the correct dipstick from ECS, fit it and forget about electronics telling you the oil level and look at it directly on a good old fashioned dipstick..:)
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    $20 for the part then over $30 to ship it over? Does that sound right??
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    It is expensive to get it from the U.S, so that is probably right.

    I spoke to my local Audi dealer and told them what I wanted.....they found the part number and ordered it in for me, and I think it cost about £10 or £15 all in !

    Think the OE Audi part number was : 06E115611H , but please check that....it is the same for all the V6 3.0 Supercharged engines ( obviously ) and I think the guy found it on the parts list for the A6 with that engine.

    Good luck !!
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    I wonder what the 2.0 diesel part number is. I must go to a VW dealership and have a play with their dipsticks..... 500mm from cap to middle of oil level should be about right...
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    Well thats stupid, no dipstick to check it manually & only rely on the poxy sensor which may not be working correctly & resulting in a nice blown engine possibly, somethings just should be left as they were huh.
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    Agreed I like to see my oil.
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    It's only one more in another 100 or so sensors. Admittedly some are more important than others but I bet there's some in there that report to the ECU as equal if not more important than the oil sensor. If you're driving and there's a problem then you still get the same warning whether you have a dip stick or not.
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    But total sudden loss of oil is rare and normally noticeable? The main advantage is when changing or topping oil.
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    In the past ive waited 14 days beore i got a reading in the mmi.Id love a dipstick, but theyre differant between petrol and diesel, and no doubt differant between engines.
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    Oh well settle for a sock.

    Happy new year slim.
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    Lol.You too Nige.Wifey bought me some teflon impregnated socks.Imagine the fun im having with those!No chafing!
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    Ooooohhhhh teflon huh, she only bought it to save on the washing, clever woman.
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    Ah, youre wrong there.I do the washing.Love her underwear!!
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    Like a perfume counter huh
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    oh yeah.and a deli
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    Oooohh nice lmfao
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