VAG 1.8 oil sludge issues

calvink at calvink at
Thu Sep 2 09:50:20 EDT 2004

I wouldn't scrap all those 1.8T motors yet. This is just the
newest incarnation of the "unintended acceleration" fiasco.
Rememeber that, guys?  I have SEEN a couple of 1.8's with 
a oil pickup screen partially plugged with sludge.   Now, 
here's the good part.  Oil change intervals used by the 
owners?  15 to 20 thousand miles.   I'd say, considering 
that, these engines hold up pretty well.   

Calvin K
vw parts guy

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