1. P


    Hello, recently i have ordered Shell Helix Ultra ECT 5W-30 oil for my 2.0 TDI (140hp) audi a3, but i think they messed up my order and i received Shell Helix Ultra ECT 0W-30. Is it save to use this oil? It still has VW 507 00 approval. Are there any downsides to using this oil ?
  2. L

    Yellow oil light

    2.0 tdi brd pd170 yellow oil light has been coming on now for a while, oil is full every time. Today i took the cap off and the light went off which says to me pressure but the cap didnt blow out my hand or come off with force. Originally i thought it was a dodgy sensor before removing the cap...
  3. Aaron Batham

    Audi A4 B6 Avant 1.8T Quattro Sline - Oil pressure light

    Good evening! I am having a small issue with my B6, the oil pressure came on intermittently so I have had the oil pick up pipe replaced as that is the main cause of the issue as far I can see. After collecting my car back from the garage, after this pipe replacement and an MOT, on my way home...
  4. Sportaudirs6

    TT MK1 2003 Clocks stopped working/RED OIL LIGHT

    Hi guys, so i have a MK1 TT 150 fwd roadster had been sat for a week in the rain while i was working away, came back to it and when i started it the clocks were dead, central computer on but not responsive and not reading temps drove and after about 1mile all was fine the next day...
  5. AS-A4Cab

    Jobs to do with rocker cover off?

    Hello all! I've got a BFB 1.8t A4 (B7). I think I need to replace my rocker cover (oil in the coil pack area, slightly lumpy idle). Any jobs that are worth doing while I'm there? Car is a 2007, and almost everything looks to be original - so happy to refresh what I can while I'm there...
  6. Naim

    A3 8V 2013 1.4 TFSi Oil Consumption Issues

    Hello, I have Audi A3 8V 2013 1.4 TFSI (122HP) for a year. When I bought it I done "small" service, oil change, all filters and service of air contidion. After 3 months / 3.000KM i got "Check oil level" warning message. I bought and put 1 liter of oil. 2 months after that i get that message...
  7. R

    Oil Level Sensor

    Hi Guys, Just wondering does the S3 8V have an oil sensor like the S4? The S4 used to advise when to add 1L of oil when it needed, does the S3 have the same thing or is it just the basic dipstick check? Cheers Renox
  8. Benjamin Loveridge-Rowe

    Worrying TFSI symptoms, water in oil, would like some advice

    Evening guys, Had some worrying symptoms from my TFSI the last couple weeks. I noticed the other day when I was checking the oil a considerable amount of emulsion was apparent on the dipstick. I had hoped this was due to condensation building up in the crankcase from not being used for 3 weeks...
  9. J

    What maintenance is needed for s3 8p and what should I look out for.

    Hi all, Not long had my S3. Was just wondering if anyone could give me some advice on what maintenance the s3 needs overtime. Any tips or common problems are welcome too. Thanks, Jordon.
  10. TheJuanAndOnly

    High-performance Oil Choice?

    Hi guys, I have the B7 2.0 Litre (Non-turbo) Avant and am looking to do a full oil change. Any recommendations on what to use to get the most out of the engine? Cheers all
  11. Will.T

    Low oil pressure and over heating

    Hi guys, I've had my Audi s3 8P about 3 months now. Was just driving home and the coolant temp started to go above 90, was literally half a mile away from home so thought I'd try get it there, then the red low oil pressure sign come up. Just pulled over, turned the car off and let the fan run...
  12. R

    Strange random oil consumption change oil normally runs out every three months.

    Hi I’m looking for answers? Re my 2.0 tfsi bul Quattro Se. I don’t understand this car at all for last 4 years oil light goes off every 3 months from full. Today the oil light went off December 2019. I last topped up May 2019. So the oils lasted 7 months even though I’ve done nothing...
  13. H4VO

    Engine Oil

    Morning all. Bit of an amateur question. I have the new GPF equipped S3, not sure if it makes a difference. And the car is completely standard. Was wondering what is the best engine oil for it? Castrol is written on the oil cap, but was wondering which one.... Thanks in advance.
  14. Joshua Ward


    Hi all, I found the smell of fuel in my oil around a week ago, so I instantly stopped driving it and ordered a new HPFP (which I was lead to believe from previous posts was the issue) had a brand new one from Audi and fitted it along with a full oil change and filter change, just did a cursory...
  15. S

    Audi A4 2010 judder rattle low temps

    Hi all, Bought an Audi A4 Avant 2010 Multitronic 2.0l about 4 months ago and started having some issues with it. It has 130,000 miles. From cold it judders when moving off, has low power (until around 2000rpm) and awful rattle/grinding sound when pressing on the gas (up to around 1500 revs)...
  16. S

    1.4 TFSI - 5w30 vs 5w40

    Hi, I have a 2008 petrol 1.4 TFSI Hatchback I bought almost a year ago with ~103k KM, changed the oil and all the filters then after some research, opting for the Castrol EDGE FST 5w40 as I read it was better for "higher mileage" cars. I'm now at around 114k km and thought it's time to change...
  17. H

    Audi 8P 1.8T Black Smoke!!

    hi all! I have an audi 2010 a3 8p black edition 1.8TFSI petrol around 70k milage. Been running a dream since i got it at 30k, regular services no major work However - it RUNS through oil. Id say 5L every 2-3 months. Ive coped but enough is enough. Also - when idle and rev the car - puffs of...
  18. Benjamin Loveridge-Rowe

    Oil pump questions / future proofing

    Evening all, I've seen a few forum posts mentioning issues with the 2.0TFSI oil pump. Is there an intrinsic design issue with them, and if so, how can I try to mitigate it on mine? I saw a link to this kit which claims to remove the (allegdly) problematic sprung loaded balance shaft sproclet...
  19. S

    S3 low oil

    I recently had my oil low warning light pop up, the oil was 1/3 between the min and max. I topped up around 750ml and now the oil is 1/3 above max. Should I be concerned?.
  20. TomBlueS3

    Leaky engine oil cap?

    Hi all, This morning I’ve noticed a fair amount of oil residue from my engine filler cap - on closer inspection I have noticed it isn’t properly closed/sealed tightly allowing a small amount of oil to leak out. I have taken the cap off and replaced several times but no matter what I can’t get...