How Much Oil Do you Use?
alancordeiro at comcast.net
Fri Jan 16 21:24:33 EST 2004
I will guess that you are talking only another year or two, perhaps
another 20 or 30k miles. That' why I suggested you jsut add oil.
Plus, I know first hand what it takes to do a head job...
OK OK....go ahead...flame me
197k, one quart per 5,000 miles
----- Original Message -----
From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
To: <linust at mindspring.com>; <brett at cloud9.net>; <jmajau at balt.net>
Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 2:28 PM
Subject: RE: How Much Oil Do you Use?
> Worth taking into consideration, but have you looked under the hood to see
> just what exactly your advice entails?
> Oh, and going back to my numbers, the increased cost of 02 sensors would
> neglibable, given that the 02 sensor is a standard maintenance item
> I assume i'd have to shorten the maintanance interval by 20%. Given
> we're looking at 333k miles to recoup the cost, not the 275k where the
> entire cost of 02 sensor replacement was included. I could still go with
> the VW/Audi acceptable consumption number and be safe.
> In as much as knocking is an end result of the littany of charges Brett
> raises, I'm going to have to say that too is a nice theory not bearing out
> in reality. I regularly run 87-octane and it is extremely rare that I
> any pinging. The only pinging I've heard is in the summer, when we've had
> 90-degree days, and I'm in traffic with the AC going. At that point, I
> Same with emissions, I've not had any problems passing the state emission
> standards in the cars current running condition. Passes with flying
> even. Reference also "no residual on rear bumper" and "only time I see
> smoke is on AM startup." On the last, I should add it's an occasionaly
> And the cars is running standard ECU setup.
> So we're long on justifiction, but short on cause, any takers here?
> Derek P
> >One more I've heard of...excessive oil in the intake air (i.e. by leaking
> >the turbo seals) can reduce the effective octane of your fuel...perhaps
> >less of
> >an issue with the Motronic and its (hopefully) fail-safe limp-home mode,
> >years ago, one turbobrick (old style Volvo) owner reported losing an
> >this way.
> >I'm with Brett here--not good to ignore esp if you're chipped.
> > _____
> >Linus Toy
> >Mercer Island, WA
> >linust at mindspring.com
> > _____
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com
> > > [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Brett Dikeman
> > > Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 10:34 AM
> > > To: Jonas Majauskas; Derek Pulvino
> > > Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
> > > Subject: Re: How Much Oil Do you Use?
> > >
> > >
> > > At 9:51 AM +0200 1/16/04, Jonas Majauskas wrote:
> > > >On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Derek Pulvino wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> The cost for the work would buy a lot of oil. Assuming
> > > consumption
> > > >> stays constant, and based on a conservative $500 cost from the
> > > >> machine shop, at 2$ a quart, it would take oh, about 375k
> > > miles to
> > > >> break even. Any other beny's from head work? Maybe I'll
> > > get a leak
> > > >> down test to pinpoint culprits.
> > > >
> > > >Don't forget O2 (oxygen) sensor cost - AFAIK it does not like burned
> > > >oil, so you may need to replace it much more frequently.
> > >
> > > Don't forget deposit buildup on the exhaust valves, reduced effective
> > > diameter of the exhaust, catalytic converter damage, and
> > > carbonization in the combustion chamber(which leads to hot spots and
> > > raised compression, which leads to higher octane requirements or
> > > greater knocking danger). Not to mention pollution.
> > >
> > > I'd say that the "ignore burning oil" advice is rather poor.
> > >
> > > B
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