[A4] Cut open my oil filter
aamarks at cox.net
Fri Mar 3 01:34:46 EST 2006
The car is running well. The pressure hasn't dropped off since cleaning the engine and installing the new oil pump and screen. I've strained and reused the oil a couple of times before this oil and filter change after 1400 miles to ensure that the screen doesn't become clogged again by the remaining sludge.
a link on oil filter analysis that I just found:
----- Original Message -----
From: Dan DiBiase
To: Arthur Marks ; quattro at audifans.com ; a4 at audifans.com
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [A4] Cut open my oil filter
Arthur Marks <aamarks at cox.net> wrote:
Here's the innards of the Mahle filter I just took off my A4 1.8T with the
sludge problem (for a refresher: the problem arose under Audi care --
original filter spec and dino oil as Audi had not yet switched their
specs -- at the second oil change which was 12471 miles after the first).
Inside of the engine has been cleaned according to the Audi Sludge TSB.
Interesting - but kind of hard to tell if it looks good or bad by a picture... And actually, having never seen the innards of an oil filter (used) before, I probably couldn't even tell if I saw it in person!
How is the car running now?
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA
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