01-10-2005, 01:30 AM
Engine's done 35kmiles. approx 2k miles from full to the low mark on mixed driving using Mobile 1. VW recommended and supplied oils were worse.
It's going into the dealer to get checked over.
I know this topic has been thrashed out here, but wondered what latest thoughts on it were. this seems very excessive to me. The car pulls like a train, but there must be somthing wrong with this rate of consumption?
Anyone in the UK had it re-ringed under warranty? what strategy did you adopt with the dealer?
01-10-2005, 06:09 AM
I was and I replaced my Valve Cover Gaskets.
No more burning oil smell and no more crazy oil consumption.
01-10-2005, 07:47 AM
no leaks. they checked it 6 months ago after i bought it. no burning smell.
S4_Cinci (I S'edTFA)
01-18-2005, 06:14 AM
leakers. Upper oil pan gasket and cam adjusters are two of the more common ones. Mine was leaking for quite some time (say from 30k miles and I now have 63k on it), but I never got the burning smell until recently. Now I am going through oil at about 1 litre in 2-3k miles. IN all this time, there has never been a drop of oil on the garage floor. The leaks are definitely worse when its cold weather. Car is goin in soon.
This engine runs pretty hot and some oil loss is due to volatilization (but this is likely only 1/4 to 1/2 litre per 4k miles with M1 0w-40 as I use this oil as well). I doubt you are actually burning oil from ring bypass. I would guess it is leaking, but only while driving while oil pressure is high (at least this is my theory since my leaker doesn't leave any evidence in her parking spot in the garage). It is quite strange, but it is also a German car...Good luck and let us know the outcome of your situation, if you please. My engine will need many gaskets replaced as it is now leaking from front, rear, and sides and oil is now dripping on exhaust manifold and filling cabin with burnt smell.
01-20-2005, 04:00 PM
We've got 70k on our 30v and its uses no oil(knock on wood). I found the 30v will drink the thinner stuff right up, especially if your driving the car hard.
01-21-2005, 01:44 PM
the PCV at the back side of the motor. I replaced ours at 50k. At the time, the piping that is attached was clogged with debris(carbon) and we change the oil frequently with M1. This I believe is a great cause of the cam tensioner leaks in these motors by increasing the internal crank case pressure.