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Oil temperature display on S3

coreythorny Jul 27, 2013

  1. coreythorny

    coreythorny Active Member

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    I was just wondering, im one of them people who religiously lives by warm up and cool down, especially after my last car was prone to piston problems standard and mine was stage 3 :arco:

    anyway, I was just wondering if there was a way to get the oil temperature display in the speedos to stay on, when you selected "oil temperature", it stays on for like 30 seconds then goes back to the menu, is there a way to keep it on constantly?
     
  2. bmh.01

    bmh.01 Member

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    Not that i'm aware of.
     
  3. Bullys3

    Bullys3 Member

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    How do you get the oil temp up on your speedo?
     
  4. coreythorny

    coreythorny Active Member

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    if you flick through your menu, you'll come to a screen that says "check", go into that and oil/oil temperature is there. Sorry its a bit vague I'm trying to remember off the top of my head. If you can't find it let me know and ill go out and get the full sequence.
     
  5. Bullys3

    Bullys3 Member

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    I think I know what you mean pal ill work it out cheers
     
  6. RYes3

    RYes3 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    I wanted this when I had my S3, only available on the "RS3 Boost Menu" though..... so I bought an RS3 lol
     
  7. coreythorny

    coreythorny Active Member

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    thats a expensive way around it, misses wouldn't be too pleased though. I wonder if she'd buy it if I told her I just spent £30,000 to display oil temperature... Lol
     
  8. Bullys3

    Bullys3 Member

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    Cheaper to fit gauges for them all a tad less than £30000+
     
  9. s3_sid

    s3_sid Active Member

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    i just live by the same rules i always have , let the coolant get upto temp as the oil will be near enough the same , and then when shutting down do a few miles slow or gentle driving and then get home knock it off if you can hear any ticking then just knock it back on for 5 mins
     
  10. Bullys3

    Bullys3 Member

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    Yes I do the same always warm up and cool down any turbo charged car
     
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  12. Bullys3

    Bullys3 Member

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    They are good just really expensive
     
  13. S3 03

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    buy a scan gauge, you can display 4 things at once and plugs into the OBD2 port
     
  14. Bullys3

    Bullys3 Member

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    Where they from how much ? I'm wanting to put a boost gauge in anyway
     
  15. S3 03

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    The ScanGaugeII can display up to 4 of 12 possible data parameters at one time:

    * Fuel Economy
    * Fuel Rate
    * Battery Voltage
    * Coolant Temperature
    * Intake Air Temperature
    * Engine Speed (RPM)
    * Vehicle Speed (MPH and KM/H)
    * Manifold Pressure (only if available on your vehicle)
    * Engine Load
    * Throttle Position
    * Ignition Timing
    * Open/Closed Loop
     
  17. R34nel

    R34nel Active Member

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    the oil won't be near enough the same
     
  18. Dean_T

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    I'm glad you bumped this thread as I was going to post on here and forgot!

    There can be massive discrepancies between water/coolant temp and oil temp - the other day I waited for coolant to hit 90 and then checked oil temp, it was only 50.

    Wouldnt mind an easy to read guage fitted as its a bit stupid of Audi to make the oil temp only show for a short amount if time but then again for the average joe that isnt going to remap or treat the car properly they probably dont care.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2013
  19. turbonutz

    turbonutz Active Member

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    wish i could afford to do that :(
     
  20. S3 Ste

    S3 Ste New Member

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    Driving home from work today I found a way to keep the reading up once it's there. Press the up/down switch at the end of the stalk before the 30 seconds is up to refresh the counter. I know this isn't really a fix and probably isn't much use but I thought it worth mentioning because I haven't seen it mentioned before.
     

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