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Oil low warning

DotNetDude Apr 5, 2019

  1. ama

    ama Member Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    Hi Paul,

    It's not a big deal really it's still very new but seems to be using a bit of oil that's all, will keep a can in the boot and see how we get on. Perhaps it'll settle down when it gets some miles on it.

    As for being rough, I'd be lying if I said I hadn't caught it occasionally "pinking" a little at low speed from a rolling start and under a bit of load (perhaps the box not quite dropping down quick enough) but once it's up to speed it really is whisper quiet and very smooth.

    Completely understand if you've lost a little confidence given the teething problems you're describing with the injectors, especially if it's your workhorse you don't want it down with anything serious or for any length of time.
     
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  3. Paul - Berkshire

    Paul - Berkshire Member Audi A6 quattro S-line owners group Le Mans Edition

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    The C8 A6 50 replaced a A6, C6 3.0 TDI Avant s-line Le Mans that didn’t miss a beat in 11 years and a galactic mileage. The long distance trips are with a loaded boot of delicate specialist kit so roadside assistance and replacement vehicles of insufficient size would leave us massively behind schedule and hit our profit margins. My expectations are high for a premium brand, my experience is that manufacturing defects show up in first few months, electronics sooner and then work for years and contacts/connections fail in later years. I am concerned at the numbers of reported failures with the C8 electrics and surprised as most of the systems were implemented on the A8 and A7.

    So far, so good. There are clearly some non-critical issues that have not been resolved and require reset on engine restart. The reported 10 million lines of code are misleading as systems are modularised. However the combining of system modules should have been better tested and the response to reported faults dealt with more professionally. Car dealers don’t appear to have wrapped their minds around the increasing use of technology in their products or how they support them. With the true hybrid Audi models On the blocks, until fully replaced with EV, we will have a period of the worse of both worlds combustion/electric drive units, both with control systems and common systems. What could possibly go wrong - quite a lot actually!
     
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