I think this is good advice, but on the other hand it depends what you mean by 'hard', my definition is dont be afraid to take tit up to 90 on the motorway on occasions and to allow the engine to rev to say 3000 but no further for the first 1000 miles. For the next 1000 pretty much the same but every other day use a short burst of 4000 RPM. This seems to have worked well for me, but anything else in the first 1000 miles is OTT I think.audi-sline said:i think it may do.. when i picked my car up in September, I asked the sales manager if it needs to be run in slowly like i did on my merc, he stated that on an Audi its better to drive the car hard and often. i ignored his advice as i thought he was having a laugh..
Yes it does apply to petrol engines, but to a lesser degree, as petrol engines do not naturally lubricate their bores with diesel oil.ini said:Just found this interesting bit of info.
It seems that on the TDI engines factory filled with 'long life/20k' oil, the synthetic oil is preventing the oil rings from bedding in properly, unless the engine is revved hard and often.
The result of this is that your car may need topping up with the equivalent of 4 to 6 oil changes worth of oil over 20,000 miles.
Consumption should reduce considerably when the oil rings are bedded in.
(Not sure if it applies to petrol cars)
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I have had a problem with my A4 2.0T petrol 2006 now for the past year. It is using extremely large amounts of oil. The oil low level light has been on twice now when my wife has been driving the car and had to top the level up.Hi, Well it's good to know I'm not alone out there.
Lots of folk seem to know of the problem but only a couple of us are experiencing it.
Does that make us an Anomaly?
Does that make our engines rogue?
I suspect so. I suspect that Audi have been alerted to the situation and are covering their OPTIONS.
Let's hear from every 2.0 litre Audi who is using an unreasonable amount of oil
Has anyone experienced the problem of burning oil during early "running in" miles which DOES eventually disappear, as Audi assure me that it will.
Please talk to me, I NEED YOUR SUPPORT IF I AM TO GET ANYWHERE