I just had an oil change and my flex/catalytic converter changed and
Speedy told me I have a leak from my upper? oil pan and my axle seals
(rear differential) are also leaking a bit. I never see any oil on the
ground however have now started to smell some after driving for a
while. ANy idea how expensive these repairs are? Are they common for
this model? Should I only have an Audi Dealer do the repairs?
Otherwise a great dependable vehicle! Tx. Ottawa
Speedy oil change?
Have it checked by someone other than an oil change person just to be sure.
AFAIK They always seem to say OIL PAN even if the leak is much higher up the
engine and leaking down the oil pan.
Are you sure it is oil you are smelling and not exhaust from the work that
was just done?
How much oil do you have to add every XXX miles?
(One out of many daves)
I have it changed every 5,000 Km/3000 miles--mainly highway too. I was
100 km/60 miles over when the low oil warning light came on. I can now
definitely smell oil after running for a while (this has just started)
but never see any on the ground so I was thinking perhaps a hose, plug
or something other than a seal. Are there 2 pans in this model?
dave AKA vwdoc1 wrote:
You may be experiencing the 'external lubrication' feature that almost all 2.8s
experience. They develop oil leaks at the rear cam seals on the back of the
heads. From there it drips down onto the exhaust headers and makes the smell you
This can only be corrected by removing the valve covers and the cams to replace
the seals. this would be a good opportunity to replace the timing belt and
The good news is that once it starts it doesn't get any worse. Just an
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