[A4] No warm-up...?

Chris Reed tfcwr at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 11 03:59:04 EST 2004

Here's alink to a post on audiworld in which someone had scanned all the oil 
sludge warranty papers that audi has mailed out recently.



----Original Message Follows----
From: Rocky Mullin <caliban at sharon.net>
To: Quincy Chiang <b5quattro at shaw.ca>,Dan DiBiase <d_dibiase at yahoo.com>
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Subject: Re: [A4] No warm-up...?
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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 

	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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