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Re: Ur-Q oil loss mystery...
>So, why would a car that's not leaking (at least there's never any oil under
>it whenever it's parked) suddenly start consuming oil at the rate of 1000
>miles/qt. on the highway when it consumes oil at less than a third of that
>rate in town? My friend suggested it may have something to do with the
>turbo seals leaking ... does anyone have any other ideas?
I am not very familiar with turbomotors but one of the reasons can be
bad valve seals (rubber things which prevents oil to be suck in the
cilinders - I do not know how to call them). When you cruising at high
RPMs for a long time engine sucks more oil then in town and burns this
oil with gas. My car has the same problem though not so dramatic and I
am going to change these seals to see what will happen.
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'85 Audi 80 Quattro