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S4 oil usage

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by SonicDeathmonkey, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. SonicDeathmonkey
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    So the old girl is getting alittle long in the tooth, well over 180K on the clock.

    Noticed she's starting to burn more than a little oil. Not sure exact quantities, but I do notice on still, cool days, I see a little puff of "blue" in the rear mirror when I pull away.

    I wonder if this means the turbo fairy is due a visit!

    So how much oil do other S4's go through, per 10K?
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    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I would start saving for the turbo fairys visit..

    Seriously, have you taken a peak in the IC pipes, a film of oil there can be an indication. Although it is possible for oil to leak from the seals directly into the exhaust and just atomoise there.
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    So just undo the jubilee clips and check the insides of the pipes?
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    are you still on genuine turbo's then mate?
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    Our 1.8T used about a litre every 2k and that was at 195k.

    Turbine did show signs of oil contamination when i pulled the motor though.
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    Still on original turbos.

    Used to do 30+K a year of mainly motorway miles, but now only do about 12 miles a day back and fore to the train station. I think that's what's caused them to go!

    ThinkI am losing about the same, 5 litres for 10K miles.
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