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Re: 96 Audi A4 Quattro and oil

In a message dated 97-02-23 22:08:19 EST, Jacques writes:

<< I bought a 96 A4 Quattro (2.8L) one year ago.  My only complaint about the
car is that I have to add oil on a fairly constant basis;  to be precise, I
have to replenish with about 1 quart of 10W40 for each 2500 miles driven.
 There is no obvious oil leak, as I can find no traces of oil in my garage
(even after the car was parked there for 10 days without moving).
 My dealer tells me this is expected behavior for A4s, which I find really
hard to believe.  Have others had similar experiences?  >>


Actually, from what I understand 2,500 miles for 1 qt oil consumption isn't
all that unusual for the 2.8 A4 and would probably be within specs.  How many
miles do you have on the car?  Do you drive mostly city or highway?  City
driving will usually be more.  Now if you had a 325 WMB, you might be adding
1 qt very 500 -1000 miles, and the dealer would tell you "That's just the way
they are," unless things have changed alot recently.

Just my .02

-Ingo Rautenberg
'90 V8Q 163K+
'85 4KQ 130K