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Re: oil usage
> You seem to suggest that it's at least somewhat normal that the car will
> burn oil?
> I find that hard to believe, especially considering my past history with
> Audis, which have never burned any oil at all.
At first I thought everyone else posting messages about cars(new even!)
burning those amounts of oil "normaly" was slightly. . well . . loopy.
Then I realized the "techno" members of the list were in agreement and
it *was* normal for engines to burn quarts(!) of oil. At that point I
wished I hadn't opened my keyboard and posted a nonbeliever message. But
now I am happy to hear from someone else who has NO(significant, of
course) burning of oil in their engine. I realize some oil is natuarally
burned off, but my used oil generally fills the (4) 1-quart containers
While on the subject, what is the proper amount of oil to be poured
into the KX?('86 CGT I5) engine at the time of an oil change. I know it
is in the manual(I think it says 4.5 quarts), but my mechanic says 5 and
I've always used 4. If it does say 4.5, should I use exactly 4.5?(I bet
that's a dumb question!)
Sorry about the BW for those of you who have gone over this 100 times.
> 'course they also never had 'slushbox' problems, electrical gremlins, or
> any of the other various maladies that seem to be common here;
I can say ditto for that - except I've had my share of "electrical
> I guess the Audi Gods just smile on me a lot (knock on burled walnut
> trim in my 90CS...)
Uh-oh!! I don't have "burled walnut trim!" ;)