[A4] No warm-up...?

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Wed Nov 10 12:10:38 EST 2004

At 8:10 PM -0700 11/9/04, Quincy Chiang wrote:
>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.

	what specifically is warrantied now?

>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

  Rocky Mullin 

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