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ski

S3 OIL USAGE????

Out driving my wifes S3 today only done 9k from new and the oil low level light came on. I gave Audi a ring they seem to think after 9k that is quite normal and it just needs a top up. Doesn't seem right to me after only 9k any views?????
livewire

Don' t know what chassis S3 you have but I was staggered by the oil consumption when I first got mine. It does seem to vary from car to car though.
livewire

Correction. Yours is a newer one that mine but what Audi call 'within tolerance' is astonishing.
BroTek

Put mine in for the same reason. Edinburgh Audi came back with the reply.....If it uses 1L of oil per 1000 miles then its acceptable.
And thats straight from the Master Tech.
ski

Did you mean every 10k not 1k ???? My wifes is going in to be checked out seems far too much oil use.
BroTek

No 1L per 1000 miles NOT 10000. I was gobsmacked when I heard that but apparently that is acceptable usage.
xs2man

Sounds about right.  My S4 isn't quite that bad, but not far off.  And heard of other motors having high consumption too (RX8's apparently get free 1L of oil with their services because of the 1L per 1000 miles usage).

To be honest, 9k sounds pretty good.  There is a reason you have dip sticks in all cars, and when you consider servicing was meant to be done every 10k, it would suggest that your car is running fine to me.  In fact, even with the 2 years / 19k servicing, you are only topping up once between services, which would be perfectly acceptable.
ski

wow that's a lot of oil
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