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Oil level gauge??!!

larbel Jul 13, 2018

  1. larbel

    larbel Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3 saloon

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    This just popped up at another forum, someone who has a '17 S3 apparently has oil level gauge on the MMI service & check?? Never even heard of this one PFL or FL, @DJAlix any idea??

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  3. Flying Scotsman

    Flying Scotsman Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 saloon

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    I saw the same posting and that was a pic from his Audi salesman. Who methinks, that the sales dude has Audi models mixed up. Every reply on that site states no oil level display on 8V chassis A3 models.
     
  4. Tom Shields

    Tom Shields Member TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A3

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    That level display is for engines without a dipstick
     
  5. Darren92

    Darren92 Well-Known Member

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    its not accurate the majority of the time anyway
     
  6. DJAlix

    DJAlix VAG Car Coding Site Sponsor Team Ibis VAG Can Professional VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro ODIS (Offboard Diagnostic System)

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    Thats not an A3/s3/RS3 as the MQB does not have the hardware needed for this feature. Also, look where the screen meets the dash, you cannot see the removable trim / cover.
     
  7. Neil C

    Neil C Active Member Team Brill Red Audi A3 TDi S-line owners group Manual

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    Or BMW drivers as most people know them.
     
  8. MarttiMAT

    MarttiMAT Member

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    In a polite way, I answered saying that the salesman may be in a different car.. Sadly the OP on the other forum seemed to not like that result. Thank you for confirming my educated guess for our platform!
     
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  9. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro S tronic Sportback MQB Platform

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    Probably a Q7 with that silver trim at the top of the MMI screen.

    On the A3 it can be enabled however it just sits there saying oil level will be available in 2 mins

    10 minutes later it says the same thing.

    The car does know how much oil in millimetres is present because it can be viewed in VCDS.
     
  10. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    My A4 has this, no dipstick, only me...
     
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  11. oli356

    oli356 Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3 S tronic

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    If the MMI is meant to know when more oil is required*, then surely there is some sensor to measure how much there is?

    *because according to Audi the oil interval will change and isn't just a static number.
     
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  13. SamR92

    SamR92 Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver Audi A3 TDi Sportback S-line owners group

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    The oil quality sensor that tells you when an oil change is needed is different, I believe that only measures the quality/viscousity of oil not volume.

    There’s will be a sensor somewhere, otherwise you wouldn’t get a low oil warning light
     
  14. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    Yeah it is, I have it on the A5 along with:

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  15. Matt Titanium

    Matt Titanium Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3 Manual

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    The A3 has an oil level high and low alarm only. No continuous oil level measurement, no oil quality sensor.
     
  16. SamR92

    SamR92 Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver Audi A3 TDi Sportback S-line owners group

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    If there’s no oil quality sensor then how does variable servicing work then?
     
  17. Matt Titanium

    Matt Titanium Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3 Manual

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    Oil analysis, is very complex, difficult and beyond economic viability to fit to mass produced bread and butter model cars. What would it measure and how do you define 'oil quality'?

    As discussed numerous times, the car logs a whole host of data on journeys, the number, length, cold starts, every time you cane it etc. It then uses the data in an algorithm to work out likely oil contamination, remaining active additives, moisture content etc. and lets you know when one of the oil parameters is likely to be going out of the required spec and will need to be changed.

    Short journeys ragging the a'rse out of the car from cold = short oil service interval.
    Long motorway journeys = long oil service interval

    If you can be bothered to read the manual it will also tell you why there is an oil level high alarm.
     
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