[A4] Help! Check engine light and dirty oil

Greg Megara megara at mac.com
Mon Dec 18 12:13:39 EST 2006

I'd say it's serious, its severity depending on what happened after. Did you
drive the car? The oil should not have been dark in color unless its been
driven for at least 1000miles. Did you change the filter too?

Although I did not have this problem with my 1.8t as I was too scared of the
sludge boogeyman to let my oil changes go for more than 3500 miles with
Mobil 1 and the large Mahl filters, I have a feeling this could be your
problem (sludge buildup). If you're in the NYC area, I could scan your
computer and see what codes come up.


>Hi there,
>  I have a 98 Audi A4 1.8T 127,000 miles. This morning I turned on the car
and the engine made a clanking noise
>and the check engine light came on. The check engine light blinked and
stayed on.
>  When I checked the oil, the oil was dirty though I just changed it a week
a 1/2 ago.
>  How serious is this?
>  Thanks!

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