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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
>back up.

Here's my general advice for the list: some guys notice lots of things
wrong with their cars, and spend their days wondering if synthetic oil
is better than non-synthetic oil, etc. and get in huge pissing contests
about it; the Audi Gods are angered by such flame wars and create petty
problems with their cars (such as oil burning, electrical gremlins, UFO
warping, or bomb problems).  Other members (such as me, at least so far)
know to stay out of these arguements, and have many many trouble free
years with the Audi Gods smiling down upon them and protecting their
investments... :)

>> '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!"  ;)
>                                                        TIA! Allan
My car came with wood trim and thick rubber knuckle protectors for all
of the times that I knock on it;)

Some Audi content:
Took my car to the dealer body shop for an estimate on the rear bumper
damage I got recently; the estimate is about $680 including a new bumper
cover, some other related hardware, and labor.
I'm sure glad the other driver was insured...