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Oil usage

Postby Juls » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:03 pm

HI

My name is Juls i own a jetta 6 2012 tsi it have 85000 km on the clock.

i bought my jetta two weeks ago and discovered its using oil. no smoke no leaks.

what can possibly be the problem?

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Re: Oil usage

Postby Reegz » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:43 pm

Hello and welcome.

Can't answer your question - maybe try posting in the technical sections instead. However, I hope you get sorted soon as those Jetta's are awesome cars. Very light on fuel with plenty of power to keep you interested.

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Re: Oil usage

Postby Juan the dealer » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:28 pm

Mmm so it's not possible for a car to be using oil I it's not smoking or leaking.

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Re: Oil usage

Postby panic-mechanic » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:43 pm

how much oil is it using.
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Re: Oil usage

Postby Juls » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:01 pm

Thank you for the responses. i will post it on the technical section.

Four days after i got the vehicle the oil light went on there was very little oil in. i then added three pints of oil and took back to the dealer who topped it up. a week later i saw it has dropped about 5cm from the full line of the dip stick. is that normal or not?

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Re: Oil usage

Postby panic-mechanic » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:12 pm

not normal and they have a known issue.. Invoke the CPA and let them sort it while you can still.
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Re: Oil usage

Postby Juls » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:19 am

A test was done by VW and they say it is normal useage for this car to use so much with 1000km it is like 0.079g of oil. Their words is that it is within the permissible tolerance. I would like to know if this is normal?

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Re: Oil usage

Postby madracer21 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:01 pm

1.4 twincharge tsi?

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Re: Oil usage

Postby Neuk » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:36 pm

Juls wrote:A test was done by VW and they say it is normal useage for this car to use so much with 1000km it is like 0.079g of oil. Their words is that it is within the permissible tolerance. I would like to know if this is normal?


If I understand you correctly, it went from the oil being full to being below the minimum, based on the 5cm drop on the dipstick? That doesn't sound like 0.079g of oil, at all.
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Re: Oil usage

Postby missioner » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:42 am

Juls wrote:A test was done by VW and they say it is normal useage for this car to use so much with 1000km it is like 0.079g of oil. Their words is that it is within the permissible tolerance. I would like to know if this is normal?
When you wipe away the **** and technical jargon, what VW are saying is that the acceptable oil consumption on their engines is actually around 80grams of oil per 1000kms.

Next thing to remember is that you have to measure the oil correctly in order to determine if the engine has an oil consumption problem.

For example, if you check the car before you leave home and then stop for petrol and check it again, it will be short oil. This is because all the oil has been circulated up into the engine and is no longer in the sump.

Overfilling a modern engine will cause it to "breathe" oil which can damage the catalytic converter.

Correct oil checking procedure is always like this:
1. Level surface
2. First thing in the morning before you even turn on the key. If that's not possible then after the car has been stationary for about 4 hours.
3. Preferably cold engine. Oil and engine parts expand and contract when warm.
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Re: Oil usage

Postby VAG Fan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:15 am

0.079g is only 79mg (milligram), which is about 2 drops.

Presumably Juls meant 0.079kg, which is 79g. This is about 100ml, or 0.1l. That really still isn't much. It comes to 1l per 10.000km or 1.5l per 15.000km. I actually thought that acceptable usage was about 10 times that (1l per 1000km). At least it used to be, up to the 1990s.

Juls, in your earlier post, do you really mean 5cm, or rather 5mm?
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Re: Oil usage

Postby missioner » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:40 am

VAG Fan wrote:0.079g is only 79mg (milligram), which is about 2 drops.

Presumably Juls meant 0.079kg, which is 79g. This is about 100ml, or 0.1l. That really still isn't much. It comes to 1l per 10.000km or 1.5l per 15.000km. I actually thought that acceptable usage was about 10 times that (1l per 1000km). At least it used to be, up to the 1990s.

Juls, in your earlier post, do you really mean 5cm, or rather 5mm?
I worked for BMW back in '99 and their oil usage was also 1l/1000km.

Later Motorplan would accept a claim if an engine was proven to be smoking after following a certain diagnostic procedure.
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