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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:20 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

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Just out of interest, purely hypothetically of course - but would anyone with experience of VAG TSI engines consider 2.5 litres of oil used in just over 3,000 miles to be a tad excessive?

Asking for a friend. Certainly not worried myself.


I'd say using 2.5l of oil in in 3000 miles for any engine is worthy of some concern really.

My GTI engine used less than that in all the time I had it and the Legacy uses barely a litre between (10K) services at 8 years/100K miles.

Sorry to burden you with unpleasant news Jase!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Legacy, on the other hand, used a litre in the first 500 miles and a litre every 1k up to about 3k when it settled down.

The Land Rover uses a litre every 1k up and down the hills but uses nothing on a run. Guessing the turbo seals are getting a little past it.

If it's a TSi then it may well be turbo seals. Look out for blue smoke on acceleration after being on the overrun.

Most manufacturers have the caveat of anything a litre/1000 miles is within tolerance.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on the build spec and the oil. Alpinas use very light oil and burn it at the rate of around 1l per 1,000-1,500miles. It even says so in the manual.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure it's just a finely engineered engine that requires generous lubrication for its exquisitely toleranced internals and is definitely not about to drop at least one cylinder.

The odd thing is it's not kicking out smoke, and I haven't noticed pools of oil.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has a FSH, but turbo seals are a good call. I'll look into that.

Skoda forums seem to vary between it being normal consumption and being on the verge of exploding in an explosive fiery fireball.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sticky ring. Give it a good pasting. You may notice the smoke then but then it could seat the ring properly.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a warranty and then give it a good pasting!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alternatively, take the oil cap off while it is running. If it is puffing then it isn't a good sign.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skyhook wrote:

I'll bung some photos up (Pacific Blue, black leather) when I get chance to take some.

Still waiting for the photos to appear.
We had a sit in a Yeti with mum last week but the dealership messed up on getting a 1.2TSI DSG ready for test drive so I had a go in a diesel DSG which was wholly unrepresentative.  However as I treated the old V70 to a valet immediately prior to its service and MoT, when I took it back, mum decided that she wanted to keep it until at least next spring !

Oh well.....
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sticky ring. Give it a good pasting. You may notice the smoke then but then it could seat the ring properly.


Thank chuff  Alan doesn't still post...
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TreVoR wrote:
Alternatively, take the oil cap off while it is running. If it is puffing then it isn't a good sign.


I shall give that a try.
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@Chris M - I've only had it a few months, I've not washed it yet... but when I do I'll take photos.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skyhook wrote:
Just out of interest, purely hypothetically of course - but would anyone with experience of VAG TSI engines consider 2.5 litres of oil used in just over 3,000 miles to be a tad excessive?

Asking for a friend. Certainly not worried myself.


I'll tell you when my Golf gets to 3000miles!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What age is the car? My wife's A5 with the same engine has an appetite for oil but I was told that the engines with problems are those up to 2010 when they apparently fixed the problem - I am not sure about "fixed" because my wife's is a 2013 with full Audi service history and average mileage. According to Audi though, a litre per 1000 miles is within tolerance.

The engines between 2007 and 2010 do have a problem but Audi will only sort it if it has a full Audi history. I don't know the specifics of the problem but I believe it is more than the turbo seals.
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First service for the Yeti today,  a major one so fixed price of 269 - fixed apart from 52 for a brake fluid change and 75(!) for an air conditioning refresh and inspection, if I wanted.

I liked that a chap picked my car up from the office and returned it later, for free. Getting a video of someone inspecting my car also made me giggle, all looks fine underneath it, no visible oil leaks.

Because, as the nice lady on the phone explained, it's using oil because of the gasket/manifold, and to fix it they would need to replace... at this point she read out a list. It was quite a long list,  and I sort of glazed over listening, while really rather hoping she'd stop listing things soon. "Back to the turbo" was mentioned. "Replacing the piss-take valves" wasn't, but may have well been when 2,800 was casually mentioned.

However! Good news! Because I'd just spent a lot of money with them, she had spoken with Skoda, and they were prepared to make a good will contribution.

The cost to me then will be 1,400. And 35p.

I did enquire, after Google, you chaps and the fact Skoda are being all Santa over a 2011 plate car if this was maybe, possibly a known fault?

Apparently not. It's a total mystery.

In better news, they washed the Yeti (I've been meaning to, but you know, only had the thing for a few months) and vacuumed it. They also left half a bottle of screen wash in the passenger footwell. (Still in the bottle, pedantry fans.)

The 35p I have. The rest might be down the back of the sofa, fingers crossed.

Gotta say though, despite this I really like the Yeti, it's unexpectedly engaging to drive, but also does the practical family thing and has a decent toy count. The styling works for me too.

Abominable maintenance costs though.
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In better news, they washed the Yeti (I've been meaning to, but you know, only had the thing for a few months).....


Quick, take those photos before it gets dirty again !
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I would, but they neglected to vacuum stripes into the car mats. What would PR say?
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I would, but they neglected to vacuum stripes into the car mats. What would PR say?


Nothing much - he's just as bad these days from what I remember!


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