VAG oil sludge problems

Dan DiBiase d_dibiase at
Wed Sep 1 16:55:47 EDT 2004

Well, I can understand your point, Jon - I'm an M1, frequent-oil-and-filter-changer too - but at the same time, I can just imagine the hassle involved in trying to get a replacement engine installed under this warranty... I expect that the burden of proof will be on the owner, not VAG.... It does, after all, pretty clearly state in the letter that you have to have followed the factory maintenance regimen.  So, I would rather not have to take advantage of this additional warranty and the potential headaches involved.... 
I'll be interested in seeing whether the oil change schedule for the 1.8T engines is changed (i.e., 5k intervals vs 10k). They have already gone to a larger oil filter in mid-2004, and this is what I was given yesterday when I purchased an OEM filter for my 10k change (for my 'small' oil filter 2004). I have also heard that dealers are now using synthetic oil only in the free scheduled maintenance changes but didn't ask at my dealer yesterday...
Dan D
'04 A4 1.8T q MT-6
Central NJ USA

Jon <delta9 at> wrote:
So those people who are idiots and listen to Audi get an extended
warranty. Us listers who know BS when we smell it ignored Audi and
used Mobil1 and/or other synthetics in our cars and changed the oil
well before the "scheduled intervals" *they* recommend. Now the
idiots are being rewarded with an extended warranty. (Well,
technically I am too) That makes me feel so damn good.

At least I know my car runs well for reasons I have control over. I
also do not have to sit idlely hoping and praying for a class action
law suit and/or recalls so that I can have a reliable car for more
than 50k miles.

This mentaility really get my mobil1, I mean blood boiling. 

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