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iR8V10

Oil consumption!

Had a shock today when audi told me that my car will consume a litre of oil every 1500 miles. They have seen one that uses a litre every 700 miles and been told it's within normal thresholds!

I had 2 RS6's and never had to put a drop in, in nearly 3 years other than the normal changes.

Mental!?
calibra_se8

That's about the standard for most cars TBH. Go to a dealer with a 2 year old car and tell them you're topping up a litre every 2000 miles and they'll tell you that's perfectly acceptable!
RS4Jules

I couldnt believe this either,when i heard what the v8's use,i never had to top the b5 rs4 up.
iR8V10

I heard from somewhere that it's about sacrificing the oil rather than the components??
AliGod78

Welcome to my world mate. Some V8's seem to, and some don't.
Just stock up when Opei are doing their deals. I have a number of 4L cans in the shed...
iR8V10

AliGod78 wrote:
Welcome to my world mate. Some V8's seem to, and some don't.
Just stock up when Opei are doing their deals. I have a number of 4L cans in the shed...


Coil packs too !?  
AliGod78

iR8V8 wrote:
AliGod78 wrote:
Welcome to my world mate. Some V8's seem to, and some don't.
Just stock up when Opei are doing their deals. I have a number of 4L cans in the shed...


Coil packs too !?


GAH!!    

MathiasS

Haha that's like my friends E39 M5. he needed a 17 1L can of Castrol Edge 10w60 every other fuel fillup. almost 400 a year on oil
pjbRs

Woh !!! That sound s like a two stroke engine consumption.

I bet it's worth every litre though dave.
JohnnyB

A lot of performance engine's do use a lot of oil Dave, at least your aware of it and will keep it topped up. Amazing how many don't and wonder why they go bang.
audimad100

think they say that to cover themselves just depends if you have a friday afternoon engine     my S4 uses approx 1ltr of oil every 5k just a wee top up every now and then, then i think most of that is to replace what drips out the bottom  
Nudenut

Wow... I know my mates C63 gets through 1l about every 4k miles though.

<1l in 21k miles for me    
loomx

Really?! anything over 1 litres per 1000 miles and I would have suggested an engine rebuild.
iR8V10

'Normal' apparantly!  It pulls like a train and no signs of anything out the back...no codes, all healthy, even had a full oil change this week as part of the cooler pipe recall.

Also, I'm averaging 11.5mpg on Optimax too.

Thirsty on all fronts!
OuTTlaw

Yep, just like the B7 RS4s Dave,
just make a note everytime you get home to wait 5mins and check the Oil.
11.5mpg you must really be enjoying her!!LOL  
Peter
VasP

where does that oil go though?

what grade is used on the R8?

im having my engine rebuilt at the moment (audi rs2) and as i have lower temperature sensors for coolant and larger oil cooler, i am switching from 10W50 to 10W40 oil to see if it works better.
Mine had cylinder wear to mirror finish after 60Kmiles and was making something close to 450-490hp.

Originaly from the previous rebuild it wasnt consuming any oil at all, but lately it was consuming quite a bit when ON boost.
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