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Facelift S3: What is your oil temp?

allanmb Sep 15, 2016

  1. allanmb

    allanmb Well-Known Member Team Tango Audi S3 quattro

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    Coming from a 3.2 A4 and a 2.0TDI A4, my oil temps were always bang on 90C. I've noticed in the S3 that the temp is usually between 100C and 107C. Is this normal? And that is not spirited driving either as I'm still running it in ;-)
     
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  3. azibux1

    azibux1 Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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    My S3 is regularly around 100 once warmed up

    Shouldn't be anything to worry about

    Don't have the page number to hand but it is actually mentioned in the manual as well that even over 100 (don't remember if it had a specific figure) is fine during spirited driving (I understand you said you're still driving steady), but even steady, about 90 is fine
     
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  4. Brasso

    Brasso Well-Known Member Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Navarra Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Mines usually between 103 and 109


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  5. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3 saloon quattro DSG

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    Yep 100 or slightly above sounds the norm..:friends:
     
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  6. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    103 - 105 most of the time, 109 in slow traffic on a hot day.
     
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  7. MikeParkin

    MikeParkin Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Manual

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    Mostly 109 for me as I'm usually giving it the beans haha
     
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    RS200Z Member

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    Does anyone know if adding an oil cooler would be a bad idea as it would be below this 3rd gen EA888 engine's optimal operating efficiency.
     
  9. Svenedin

    Svenedin Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    Just chanced upon this thread. Was wondering about my oil temp which is usually 100-105. Noticed a reduced in temp after changing the oil. Was running about 2 degrees hotter before change to fresh oil. They certainly do run quite hot these engines but it's normal.
     
  10. bradders1979

    bradders1979 Member

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    106 average, facelift saloon
     
  11. AndyKnight

    AndyKnight Active Member Team Navarra Audi S3 Sportback S tronic DSG

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    106 here, did drop to 96 when I was running an older racing line map but back to 106 now i'm on an updated map.
     
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  13. HertS3

    HertS3 Member

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    Manual says between 80 and 120 C is normal operating temperature (PFL)
     
  14. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    Flip I’ve never seen mine in the 100’s, most is 92 I think
     
  15. Svenedin

    Svenedin Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    Are you sure that's not water temp?
     
  16. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    I will check but I use the lap timer option on the DIS to see temps unless there is another way I am not familiar with??
     
  17. Svenedin

    Svenedin Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    I'm not sure. I have VC and both oil and water temps are displayed.
     
  18. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    I am PFL and its 100% oil temp that shows at the top of the lap timer on the DIS and I have never seen it above 95 degrees
     
  19. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 DSG

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    On long drives the most I've seen is around 95-97 degrees, never seen 100+
     
  20. HertS3

    HertS3 Member

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    Mine (PFL) was on 106 this morning on the school run. Surely it depends what oil you're running; mine's Petronas
     
  21. ohmyaudi

    ohmyaudi Member Team Brilliant Black Audi S3

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    I live in London and when I'm sat in traffic moving slowly it can reach 109 sometimes. Average 105 when driving hard.
     
  22. Pook

    Pook Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Black Edition S3 Saloon

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    108 in traffic, 104 ish spirited driving, high 90’s all other times (FL)
     

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