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Fuels & Lubricants Discussion all about Fuels & Lubricants. synthetic oil, conventional oil, brands, change intervals, diesel grades, gelling and such debated items like that. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed. This forum is NOT for the discussion of biodiesel and other alternative fuels.

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Old December 3rd, 2011, 22:25   #61
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... Hey, "1st TO USE Mobil 1 ESP Formula M 5W-40 IN THE CLUB", can I buy drugs from you?...
I find his "first to prefill (oil and fuel) filter" claims even more laughable
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Old December 4th, 2011, 03:14   #62
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To get back to the oil consumption issue. .5L in 10k is not abnormal....but....and this is a big but....make sure that oil is not getting past your turbo seals and collecting in your intercooler. There are multiple write-ups on here about how to drain the oil out of the intercooler. If it is not being consumed by combustion but being pushed into the intercooler instead, you might be on your way to a run-away condition.

The cars are designed to be checked when you stop for fuel. IIRC the owners manual recommends checking the oil level each time you refuel the car. Years ago this was standard practice at full-service fueling stations....the attendant would always ask...would you like me to check the oil?

To chime in on the dipstick debate.....to me...MIN would be the same thing as ADD oil. The cross-hatched area represents the 'operating range' and if it is below that then you would need to add to get it back into the acceptable operating range. Just my two cents.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 04:31   #63
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To get back to the oil consumption issue. .5L in 10k is not abnormal....but....and this is a big but....make sure that oil is not getting past your turbo seals and collecting in your intercooler. There are multiple write-ups on here about how to drain the oil out of the intercooler. If it is not being consumed by combustion but being pushed into the intercooler instead, you might be on your way to a run-away condition.

The cars are designed to be checked when you stop for fuel. IIRC the owners manual recommends checking the oil level each time you refuel the car. Years ago this was standard practice at full-service fueling stations....the attendant would always ask...would you like me to check the oil?

To chime in on the dipstick debate.....to me...MIN would be the same thing as ADD oil. The cross-hatched area represents the 'operating range' and if it is below that then you would need to add to get it back into the acceptable operating range. Just my two cents.
Good point. My focus is on your big but. Do you know how easy to check the oil in inter cooler? Or what are the other ways I can make sure I am not having run-away condition. Please list the easy ways first because it is cold here and I can only spend small amount of time outside. Your help is much appreciated.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 04:41   #64
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Good point. My focus is on your big but. Do you know how easy to check the oil in inter cooler? Or what are the other ways I can make sure I am not having run-away condition. Please list the easy ways first because it is cold here and I can only spend small amount of time outside. Your help is much appreciated.
If you do a search you will find the quick way and also some who like to completely clean out the intercooler. It's normal to have oil residue in there....you just don't want a ton of oil build up.

The intercooler lower hose should be in the front passenger side of the vehicle. You have to take the clamp off one end of the hose and then stick something in there (some use screw drivers just don't rip the hose) this will create a void between the sealing surfaces and allow any collected oil to drain away.

If it has never been drained before do not be alarmed by a large amount of oil. The idea here is to drain any oil out, monitor your oil consumption, and then check the intercooler again for excessive oil collection. Excessive oil in the intercooler in a relatively short period of time would have me concerned about turbo seal issues.

If you have problems with the forum built-in search, try doing a site specific search with google.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 04:49   #65
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If you do a search you will find the quick way and also some who like to completely clean out the intercooler. It's normal to have oil residue in there....you just don't want a ton of oil build up.

The intercooler lower hose should be in the front passenger side of the vehicle. You have to take the clamp off one end of the hose and then stick something in there (some use screw drivers just don't rip the hose) this will create a void between the sealing surfaces and allow any collected oil to drain away.

If it has never been drained before do not be alarmed by a large amount of oil. The idea here is to drain any oil out, monitor your oil consumption, and then check the intercooler again for excessive oil collection. Excessive oil in the intercooler in a relatively short period of time would have me concerned about turbo seal issues.

If you have problems with the forum built-in search, try doing a site specific search with google.
You are great. Thank you for the help.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 04:59   #66
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Under the car that is for the hose. You want the lower intercooler hose as the oil will collect at the low point.

No problem...glad to help.
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So if it’s barely marking on the dipstick it was ok to add two quarts? Because that’s what I did...
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Old October 11th, 2018, 21:31   #68
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Holy resurrection. This thread is a few years old.

If it barely reached the dipstick, add until it is within the specified range, check as needed to get it right......

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