Poor Audi TT

Dannyboy

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Hi guys,
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.
 

CourierGuy

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What an idiot owner.

They have bus passes for people like this.
 

Victor Ward

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How does this happen?
What do you do with that, remove the cams and clean it out?
 

Victor Ward

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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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Dannyboy

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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..:rolleyes:
 

Mike_04GolfTDI

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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.
 

nate0031

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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?
 

redbarron55

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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.
 

Hyde7278

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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.
 

Fav40

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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 :rolleyes:

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

LarBear

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Worked with a woman, PhD no less, who bought a new Chrysler Corp van in the 90's. She'd get oil change mailings from the dealer, but figured that they were just trying to get her money and said that she added oil when it needed it. At the time I had a Dakota pickup with the V-6 that never used oil, and told her so. She finally got the oil changed at 10 or 15k miles (6000 or 7500 mile/6 month changes) I think. Minimum knowledge of mechanical items afflicts a whole lot of people.
 

yatzee

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....but figured that they were just trying to get her money
Very common. Had an ex who felt that way about her Civic. 'They're indestructible' she used to say - why do I need an oil change?

She was fortunate that it didn't cost her an engine (I was surprised), but her tranny wasn't so lucky. Was shifting terribly badly by the time I was around and there was no saving it. She kept blaming Honda because the car was supposed to be indestructible....
 

JASONP

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This is poor maintenance at its best.
Though I don't condone this,a coworker didn't change his oil on a 2002 sunfire, obviously the engine blew after a while . I figured it out and it was cheaper than the oil changes over the miles he'd put on if he did the oil changes at 5000 km

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matru

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i had a friend who had a toyota tercel, and he just kept refilling the oil to the level with.... our odl oil!!

The car endured this for a year :eek:
 

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I never changed the oil in my '78 Civic for the last couple of years that I had it ... but (A) it was self-changing, because it was using a litre every 400 km at the end anyhow, and (B) the guy who picks the car up with a giant crane and tosses it on a big pile, doesn't care if it burns oil.
 

vanbcguy

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I have definitely had cars where I was adding so much oil that it was always fresh on the dipstick. Hard to convince yourself to change it in those circumstances though obviously sludge building up in the pan is a concern.
 

Dimitri16V

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Worked with a woman, PhD no less, who bought a new Chrysler Corp van in the 90's. She'd get oil change mailings from the dealer, but figured that they were just trying to get her money and said that she added oil when it needed it. At the time I had a Dakota pickup with the V-6 that never used oil, and told her so. She finally got the oil changed at 10 or 15k miles (6000 or 7500 mile/6 month changes) I think. Minimum knowledge of mechanical items afflicts a whole lot of people.
Too many PhDs in this country , universities print them
I work with lots of them , I was never impressed
 

Dannyboy

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Too many PhDs in this country , universities print them
I work with lots of how m , I was never impressed
^^^^exactly

I've only got a advanced apprenticeship in engineering but I get people with Phds coming to me asking me how to do this and that..

Just because you have a piece of paper doesn't mean you automaically qualify to know what your doing
 

Dannyboy

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I have a sister in law that never changed the oil and filter in a brand new car. She's as dumb as a bag of hammers. :D
Trust me, not as bad as my misses mother.

Her Dodge Stratus burst into flames last week before I done a road trip to California. No word of a lie, outside my apartment she decides to pop the hood even though smoke was bellowing from it. Then she stands right in front of the engine watching the flames fly in the air.Totally braindead at best of times. I heard her shout my name I came running with an extingisher but ended up having to call the fire department.

Common sense dictates you normally move away from something on fire, not towards it.
 
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