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Old March 18th, 2015, 21:27   #1
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One of my work buddies sent me some pictures of an Audi TT 3.2 that hadnt been serviced in over 83,000 miles!!! That is one hell of a extended drain. The pictures speak for themselves.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 02:18   #2
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Wow--and the only issue was deferred maintenance? Amazing...
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Old March 19th, 2015, 04:02   #3
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What an idiot owner.

They have bus passes for people like this.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 04:11   #4
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Crazy how sludgy stuff can get.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 05:22   #5
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How does this happen?
What do you do with that, remove the cams and clean it out?
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Old March 19th, 2015, 05:28   #6
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How does this happen?
What do you do with that, remove the cams and clean it out?

Never changing the oil, and you remove the engine and replace it.
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I guess Im naive, there are peole who DONT change their oil, for 83000 miles?! How would it even make it that long?
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Old March 19th, 2015, 08:08   #8
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I guess Im naive, there are peole who DONT change their oil, for 83000 miles?! How would it even make it that long?
The last service stamp was 83k ago and judging by the sludge he/she keep topping it off with fresh oil as it got low. But never changed it.
Trust me, there are some pretty stupid people out there, this is just one example.
One person came to me complaining his Lexus his running rough and I asked him when was the oil changed last... He said never since he bought it new... 3 and half years ago

I just facepalm now..
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Old March 19th, 2015, 09:20   #9
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My parents had a Pontiac J2000 in the 80's. That's what it looked like under the valve cover after about 30,000 miles, with oil changes.
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I guess Im naive, there are peole who DONT change their oil, for 83000 miles?! How would it even make it that long?
Oh, the stories I could tell you... LOL....
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Old March 20th, 2015, 01:04   #11
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looks almost as bad a car using valveoline
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Old March 20th, 2015, 07:15   #12
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Can we have a thread about this? Where all the guru's/mechanics tell all these stories? lol. A mechanic face-palm thread?
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The cam lobes don't look too bad considering.....
Probably the oil filter has been bypassing for 75,000 miles too.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 07:50   #14
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I worked for Audi for 8 yrs and I've seen my share of sludges engines. Some of the 1.8t looked almost as bad as this. I can imagine what the oil pick up looks like.

Some people shouldn't be allowed to own a car.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 13:46   #15
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I worked at a Nissan dealer about 17yrs ago and remember a Nissan Frontier driven in by one of the techs. It sounded like a diesel.

Popped the valve cover off and we saw the same thing.
Truck was a Lease

You know how some people lease........
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