[A4] Too much oil??

Joel Landsverk jlandsverk at jjkeller.com
Mon Jan 12 11:29:05 EST 2004

First of all, never had that Temp gauge thing.  Mine's always at ½ way. 

Snowflake: I think the car has a barometer on it. That's the only way I
can figure the car knows about the moisture in the air, hence, the

Now, on to oil.  My car was running like poo and smelled like gas, so I
started with the easy stuff.  I check the oil and discovered I was
hauling around about an extra 1.5L of it.  WOW!  I know that's bad.  But
I don't remember why.  Can anybody list off all the bad things that can
happen so I can make sure my previously very trusty mechanic checks it
all out?

I drained out the extra and the car was much happier, but not perfect.


`99 A4 1.8T
`91 90q 20v

>>> "Christopher Anders" <dsi at chrisanders.net> 1/12/2004 10:20:31 AM
My 00 A4 1.8t reacted the same way. By the way, did anyone else
snowflake next to the temperature disappear at these low temps? I am
sure what temp it disappeared, but will watch it and let you know. I
also found out I have a leaky left side headlight washer pump :-(

Chris Anders

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