[V8] Engine rebuild options
QSHIPQ at aol.com
QSHIPQ at aol.com
Wed Aug 27 12:37:29 PDT 2008
The one I read were sent to the dealers and were in much more detail. It
was 2+ pages long with pictures and gave way too much information. I'll see if
I can dig up the extended version...
Back in the mid/late 90's, the previous owner of Ingo's 5spd paid me a lot
of money to look into the fix for the oil consumption problem. I had a pretty
thick file of Audi memos to dealers on both the oil fill and the PT engine
replacement program. At the time, I concluded that the PCV system was poorly
designed on the v8 engines (PT and ABH). The customer was trying to go after
Audi for the fix and reimbursement, he lost on both counts. At one point I
was on the horn with some engineer types in germany, and some Audi US
engineering laison. Lots of denials this as known problem, and incredulous that I
would suggest such fixes.
If I can find the file of the information I gathered, I'll post it up.
Quite entertaining for me, and expected answers to my theories in the
documentation that existed, and the responses we got from Audi. The customer wasn't too
happy with me or Audi once he found out there was no reimbursement for my
efforts... And his car still sucked oil. I started to draw up my version of
how the PCV might work by modifying existing parts on the car, then dropped it
in favor of better paying work (paying work being better?). Ingo got the
car with a LOT of new parts on it at that time, and inherited the oil
consumption problem by definition. We tried a couple work-arounds a few years ago,
but my guess is that a fresh motor baseline would be necessary in addition to
the PCV mods to make them effective.
I also believed at the time that the reason for the revised oil fill was
that the 10q fill line in the sump also caused PCV problems from the block.
HTH and my .02
In a message dated 8/27/2008 12:20:06 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
cobram at juno.com writes:
qshipq at aol.com writes:
>First, Audi revised the PT and ABH oil fill capacity to
>8 quarts years ago. The TSB references an included
>sticker for the owners manual . I have yet to see one
>of those, but the TSB is clear regarding the fill level
>being minus 2 quarts from the top line.
Not exactly, here is the TSB verbatim:
V8Q #1 takes almost 10 quarts, V8Q#2 about 9 quarts following this
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