A friend just had an oil pump failure on his 01 1.8t at 52K miles. Car
has been maintained properly and has not been driven wildly either by
him, or his teenage kids. Audi has diagnosed the problem as a failed
oil pump and not abuse so it sounds like a defective pump. Has anyone
else experienced this, or know of other cases? Given the mileage, Audi
is claiming the problem is out of warranty.