Like stated here consumption is probably in spec. according to Audi (and all
However, a litre/1000 km in my opinion always indicates that there's an
internal/external leak, blown head gasket or worse...
I'd _never_ buy this car unless dealer rectifies this problem.
Got an -98 A6 2.8 which I believe is the same "base-engine" except for
narrower bore and/or shorter stroke. At 90' km I never have to fill oil
between services (15' km).
I bought a 1998 A6 with the 2.8L engine in 2001 with 28,000 miles on it. It
went through a quart/litre about every 1000 miles. This continued for about
6-12 months, after which oil consumption dropped to nearly zero. I now can
go over 5000 miles, and use only about 1/2 quart/litre.
My assessment is that the first owner drove mostly in the city, with very
little higher speed driving, unlike me, where most of the miles are highway
miles. I believe that the rings never seated properly, allowing oil to blow
by. After I put about 15-20,000 highway miles on the car, they finally
seated, cutting consumption drastically.
No oil additives used, at least while I have had the car, which now has
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 16:27:52 +0100, "Rune Skigelstrand"
I'm afraid that it is very normal for the 2.4 engine and, whilst it is
an additional running cost, it is not, necessarily, indicative of any
damage or wear. This problem does not seem to afflict other engines in
the Audi range - all three of my Audis have been able to go without any
top-up between services. However, my wife's A2 TDi did need one top-up
before it reached its first service at 17k miles!
If you particularly want a 2.4, then you'll probably find that they're
all the same. Otherwise, if you can stretch to 2.8 or would be happy
with a 1.8T, then it might be worth considering changing it.
Peter Bell (Note Spamtrap - To reply, replace 'invalid' with 'bellfamily')
I have a 2000 A4 2.8 V6 and it uses a litre every 2000 miles. This is normal
according to the Audi Dealer. I have done 25,000 miles in it now and it is
at 77,000. No change at all in consumption. Every time I go to the dealers
there is someone ringing up about oil consumption so it seems to be very
widespread. Yours does seem excessive but the spec says that it is ok. Is it
on the AVS regime as this can have higher consumption.
Hope this helps
AVS = Audi Variable Service. The regime that allows up to 19,000 miles
between servicing for certain cars. When on this regime the oil used is
Castrol SLX Longlife 2 ( or equivalent) which is very thin and you can get
excessive oil consumption. The topic of AVS has been discussed many times on
the Internet. Just do a Google search. Also it may be worth searching for
Audi V6 and oil consumption you will find a lot of info.
Hope this helps
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