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Oil top up required

Neil Wilkinson Aug 12, 2018

  1. Neil Wilkinson

    Neil Wilkinson Member

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    Ok so today on my way home the oil light came on saying top up 1 litre but still safe to drive. Now considering I had new pistons, con rods etc almost 2 years ago FOC by Audi I’m a little concerned as it’s the first time the oil light has come on since the repair.

    Now I know these Audi’s are thirsty on oil and I do drive it hard at times so maybe it’s just natural consumption but still got me worried that the issue has come back (can it come back after the repair??) My local mechanic changed the oil I’d say within the last 12 months so not as if is been 2 years since oil changed, by which I’d expect a little top up.

    Has anyone else experienced this AFTER the repair?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. xpoweruk

    xpoweruk S4 B8 Smile Machine Team Ibis saloon Audi S4 quattro

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    How many miles since the oil change ?
     
  4. Neil Wilkinson

    Neil Wilkinson Member

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    11k, oil changed July last year
     
  5. tech838

    tech838 New Member

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    Assuming it was actually topped up to the max mark after the service 1L in 11k miles is nothing. Thats very low oil usage so I wouldn't be worried.
     
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  6. Neil Wilkinson

    Neil Wilkinson Member

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    Ok thanks, I was just worried first time light has come on since it was fixed.
     
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  7. xpoweruk

    xpoweruk S4 B8 Smile Machine Team Ibis saloon Audi S4 quattro

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    That's a super low amount :)
     
  8. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    Presumably you check the oil level from time to time? :)
     
  9. Neil Wilkinson

    Neil Wilkinson Member

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    Well I try but it’s the digital readout with no dipstick that frankly isn’t very reliable! That or the digital display won’t show the oil level
     
  10. xpoweruk

    xpoweruk S4 B8 Smile Machine Team Ibis saloon Audi S4 quattro

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    You can buy a real dipstick for them :) (not sure on part number )
     
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  11. rum4mo

    rum4mo Well-Known Member

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    Too clever an idea by far!
    Though, I think that you should take that advice, the part number can be found elsewhere - just get your local Audi dealer to order one in, don't say what car it is for though!

    Edit:- I've just removed the dip stick p/n I posted as it was for an S4!
     
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    MarkWizard Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Think I paid £10 for an OEM dipstick from RPS Online (Facebook)
     
  14. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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