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Old 10-09-2007, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question High Oil Consumption...normal?

Hi, newbie here with a question. I bought recently, one month ago, a 1997 Audi A6 2.8 Ouattro Avant. It had 93k and was well cared for including 3k motor oil changes. I changed motor oil/filter 1500 miles ago. Today I checked the dip-stick and was a bit surprised to see that the oil was down by one quart! I checked to see if there is leakage and there is none.

Upon search inquiry here and at another Audi forum, again I was surprised at similar responses to oil consumption. Not only the earlier 2.8 engine, but also the later 2.8 and a few 1.7t owners also reported high oil consumption. An Audi tech posted a response saying that Audi expects 1 ltr. oil consumption for every 1000k

Can this be normal, and if so why? And, will catylitic converters have less life span as a result of the high oil consuption?
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the same question my friend..? what is going on, 1 liter for 1000km is too much. I had a BMW and i never add oil!
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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We'll nikolas, when I find out, I'll post it here. I just finished writing the same question on yet another Audi forum, 3 in all, actually, I'm not aware of a 4th Audi form, but I need to know the answer too!

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Have a read of these threads and it should give you info on the Audi oil consumption issue !!(These are just a couple of threads that members have discussed about it ) ...

http://www.audi-forums.com/b7-forum/...ht=consumption

http://www.audi-forums.com/c6-forum/...ht=consumption

Guys please note you can find most information you wish to know already posted in the forum ...

To find it use the search(search forum) button at top of any page your on and enter brief words to describe what you want to know .. I found you those 2 threads for you to read by just entering the words "oil and consumption"

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Have a read of these threads and it should give you info on the Audi oil consumption issue !!(These are just a couple of threads that members have discussed about it ) ...

http://www.audi-forums.com/b7-forum/...ht=consumption

http://www.audi-forums.com/c6-forum/...ht=consumption

Guys please note you can find most information you wish to know already posted in the forum ...

To find it use the search(search forum) button at top of any page your on and enter brief words to describe what you want to know .. I found you those 2 threads for you to read by just entering the words "oil and consumption"

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Thank you for looking, but I have already done a search here have not been able to find information about high oil consumption specific to my 1997 12valve 2.8 engine, the reason for my post. I have searched 3 Audi forum search archives but with no luck.
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Hi, newbie here with a question. I bought recently, one month ago, a 1997 Audi A6 2.8 Ouattro Avant. It had 93k and was well cared for including 3k motor oil changes. I changed motor oil/filter 1500 miles ago. Today I checked the dip-stick and was a bit surprised to see that the oil was down by one quart! I checked to see if there is leakage and there is none.

Upon search inquiry here and at another Audi forum, again I was surprised at similar responses to oil consumption. Not only the earlier 2.8 engine, but also the later 2.8 and a few 1.7t owners also reported high oil consumption. An Audi tech posted a response saying that Audi expects 1 ltr. oil consumption for every 1000k

Can this be normal, and if so why? And, will catylitic converters have less life span as a result of the high oil consuption?
I have an Audi A4 2.0 L (2002 Reg) which has done now over 70K miles and I have the same observations. It sucks in 1 Ltr of Oil for every 1000 Km which is unheard of in a Ford or BMW cars.

Looks like it is normal!! I am yet to hear a justification or solution for this problem.
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In addition to what appears from normal to be high oil consumption, at least for my Audi, I am also seeing coolant loss, not much, but I have had to add coolant which means head gasket issues. This car was not abused by the previous owner, it has now only 96k and in nice shape. Also worn are front end suspension parts. I have owned many cars from new and never had any of these issues, even at 200k, and am becoming disappointed in this car very quickly. I bought it with 92k thinking it should be trouble free for at least another 60k, the usual time one begins to replace front end parts, but head gaskets, front end parts, and high oil consumption, had I known, I would have steered well away from this car.
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Hello there, was watching the thread. I have an Audi A4 model 2001 and it's consuming a lot of oil (approx 1ltr p/1000km). I live in Malta which is a small island, thus driving experience here is very city-like. I was shocked to discover this amount of oil consumption, thought it was ridicolous so thought of looking for assistance in Audi forums re this matter, and it seems like I am not the only one!!!!
.....by the way I forgot to specify, the engine is a 2.0. Well it seems like it is not a 'problem' really, its just the way the engine performs
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i have a 2010 A4 2.0 quatro with 14k miles. int the last 4 months i have twice had to add a quart of oil. am going in for 15k service soon and was planning to ask about this.
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I have 2007 A4, 15k miles.
Added two full quarts in 9000 miles of driving.
I drove more than a few cars in the past 30 year, but I don't recall adding oil in between regular oil changes.
Oh, except for that junk I had as my first car...

What's more crazy is that Audi USA and the service representative at the shop are telling me that this is NORMAL.
The engine takes little over 4 quarts. So, are they trying to tell me that almost 1/2 of oil (synthetic) will be gone before next oil change?? Are they kidding?? Did I buy Audi?? Is Audi made in China??
I am positive their new car salespersons will not mention such things when they are selling...
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