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Oil usage

a4-er Feb 8, 2012

  1. a4-er

    a4-er New Member

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    My a4 2001 mod 1.6 use about 1 liter oil on about 600-800 km. no oil leak.. No black or blue smoke. The car has just gone 107 000 km.. Changed oil and filter. Didn help. Had it twice to a workshop. They couldent find anything.. I think 1 liter on 600 km sounds like alot.. Anyone might know what it is?
     
  2. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a lotfrom a rough conversion to miles.How long have you had it and has it always done this?
     
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    a4-er New Member

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    I bought the car in september. It has been like this since. Told the dealer. But he said it was nothing. Some cars just was like that..
     
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    The oil filter would hold that much, after running the engine did you top up?
     
  5. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Oil cooler possibly ?? How's your coolant looking ??
     
  6. a4-er

    a4-er New Member

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    No oil in the cooler.
     
  7. a4-er

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    Changed the oil and filter. But still.. Every 600 -800 km, the oil lamp turns on. Gotta put on 1 liter of oil every second week. Expenssive oil too..
     
  8. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member

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    Is the coolant clean?IF so and there are no leaks its got to be burning it.Try a compression test to see if you have got wear in a cylinder or two.I would say that its using at least 3 times more oil than normal
     
  9. a4-er

    a4-er New Member

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    Well. from the values of the exhaust emission, it was looking good. Dunno if that helps.
     
  10. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member

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    If the oil is going down at this rate it got to show up somewhere.Do you get any blue smoke if you let it idle when hot and then rev it hard?
     
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    No. Normal grey smoke when hot. A little more grey smoke when cold. Tried putting a finger in the exhaustpipe to feel if there was oil. But i think it was just condens.
     
  12. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member

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    Grey would be condensation in this weather but not too much if its hot.I would still try a compression test if I were you.Why is it kms not miles?sounds too low for this age.Can the mileage be right?If its done a lot of short journeys with the choke that would increase wear
     
  13. a4-er

    a4-er New Member

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    Guess i have to take that test. Its just so damn exspensive here. Miles in USA are different than miles in europe. Dunno why the low mileage. But the cardealer told me there was an old schoolteacher couple that owned the car. So i figured it was nicely used.
     
  14. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    lol miles are miles, there are no regional variations.
     
  15. a4-er

    a4-er New Member

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    So then 10 km = 1 mile in america too?
     
  16. S4_dan

    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro! VCDS Map User

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    A kilometer is = 0.621371192 miles in ANY country.

    I deal with KMS every day due to my job and having done international driving I can honestly say i have never heard of 10kms equating to 1 mile.
     
  17. a4-er

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    10 km is the same as 1 mile in scandinavia
     
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    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro! VCDS Map User

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    A mil is a unit of distance, most often used to measure geographic distance, very common in Norway and Sweden. Today, it measures by definition 10 kilometres, (≈6.2 (statute) miles) but

    earlier in history it had different values. [1][2]

    The word is derived from the same source as English mile, a measurement which historically has had many different definitions throughout Europe. In Sweden and Norway, a (statute) mile is often called "engelsk mil", lit. English mil(e).
     
  20. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member

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    But if its genuine low miles I bet the teachers didnt do many long journeys so its probably had more wear than normal especially in a cold climate with lots of choke use.Where are you inside the arctic circle??
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
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    a4-er New Member

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    Pretty close to it. Inside :p
     

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