[A4] No warm-up...?

Quincy Chiang b5quattro at shaw.ca
Tue Nov 9 22:11:48 EST 2004

This warranty extention covers all 1.8t's tracing back to '98 I believe.  In addition, Audi/VW must now use synthetic oil on all '05 and up 1.8t cars.

We're on this list or AW because we are enthusiasts.  We may drive our cars hard but we're also more likely to take better care of our cars like some have said (ie. proper warmup before boost, cooldown the turbo before shutdown, synthetic oil change...).  However we represent a relative small % of all Audi owners out there, the majority of them don't know or don't care about proper maintenance, leaving the dealers to take care of their cars.  Coupled that with cheap practices of not using synthetic oil and extended oil change interval (16,000 km/10,000 miles! What was Audi thinking?!), you've got yourself a massive oil sludge problems.  Of course I don't expect too many people here or on AW to experience it as we've been taking good care of our cars from the get go.


----- Original Message -----
From: Dan DiBiase <d_dibiase at yahoo.com>
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2004 7:31 pm
Subject: Re: [A4] No warm-up...?

> --- Brizax at aol.com wrote:
> >  
> > maybe im wrong but, i have not heard of anyone have'n abnormal 
> sludge> probs with the audi engines, the main thing imo is letting 
> the motor   >
> warm up before rev'n over 4k or so...
> The sludge issue is real, all right - many owners of newer 1.8T-
> enginedAudis (and VW's too, I believe) received a limited engine 
> warrantyextension because of this issue. But it's not limited to 
> Audi, I believe
> Toyota had a similar issue with one of their V6 engines.
> Dan D
> '04 A4 1.8T q MT-6
> Central NJ USA

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