[A4] Oil consumption

Stephen Kormilo stephen at kormilo.ca
Sun May 12 23:02:13 EDT 2002

At 06:55 PM 12/05/02 -0400, Christopher Gharibo wrote:
>I have a '98.5 A4 with 51000miles on the 30V engine. The car has been getting
>Mobil 1 15W50 since about 7000 miles.
>What is the expected oil consumption on this engine? I ?think? I am getting
>about 1 quart consumed about every 1000-1500 miles. I will keep close eye on

Unfortunately, oil consumption is not that unusual for this engine,
although at around 1 quart every 1000 miles you are getting towards the
point where it is getting excessive.  The oil consumption in my former 98.5
2.8 30V A4 was around 1 liter every 3000 km, or around 1 US quart every
1900 miles (one of the factors that influenced me to trade the 98.5 in for
a new car).  There is some anecdotal 'evidence' that points to oil
consumption being caused by too early a switch to synthetic oil not
allowing the full engine break-in process to take place.  If I hadn't
traded the 98.5 I would have switched to a non-synthetic oil, purely
because of the cost factor.


Stephen Kormilo                            Silver 2002 Audi A4 3.0QM
		     Now departed:   Silver '98.5 Audi A4 2.8QM
Instructor, Electronics Technology
Red River College
Winnipeg, MB

email: skormilo at rrc.mb.ca
           stephen at kormilo.ca

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