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A few miles from home tonight after a 150mile round trip, the oil level warning came on. I didn't think much of it at the time other than it seemed odd, the car was serviced in March and has done 5k since.
I checked the oil when I got home and it was very low, so I've been up to Shell and spent a fortune on oil conforming with the longlife service schedule (Helix Ultra Extra 5W30).

The service book says it could get through 0.5L every 1000km, which seems high.
Do you guys check your levels regularly?
I must admit I've never really bothered on previous cars, I've just left it to the garage.

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Hi Dan, Yes some TTs do use more oil than usual, so not unusual, just check more frequently & use a Audi spec of 504/507.
The Shell oil you used is the correct Audi spec.
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My car is just over a year old. 2.0 petrol done 4000miles. Yes I do regularly check the oil (once a month like the tyre preesures)as its not a difficult job. Put in 400ml last week, which brought it back up to max. This is the first top up required since new.
I don't drive the car like I stole it, but it does a fair few short journeys which is not the best.
 

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Car 2.0 TFSI, now on 1,500 miles from new, and put just under 400ml in.
Salesman did advise me to check oil on regular basis, apparently this is normal? Seems strange to me, last few cars, Lexus is250; Honda accord, plus other family cars, Corsa, Pug 207, Pug 107, and my bikes both Hondas, never use a drop...

First time I've bought oil in 15 years.... [smiley=bigcry.gif] not impressed really, but car's great, just poor oil consumption
 

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Yep, I keep a litre in the boot now. If this is normal would have expected Audi to leave some in there to start you off, but suppose when you pick up a new car you've already given them your cash, so no need

To be honest £20 of oil every 6 months or so s not an issue, just a new experience - haven't had to top up a car since my mk1 ford escort back in the late 70's...
 

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Shug750S said:
Yep, I keep a litre in the boot now. If this is normal would have expected Audi to leave some in there to start you off, but suppose when you pick up a new car you've already given them your cash, so no need

To be honest £20 of oil every 6 months or so s not an issue, just a new experience - haven't had to top up a car since my mk1 ford escort back in the late 70's...
Surprised you didnt have a pouch in the boot with a litre bottle in if you bought it new, as said before perfectly normal to use oil, just need to keep regular checks on it [smiley=gossip.gif]
 

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HarveyGB said:
Hi would. 3.2 use the same oil?

Thank you...
I have my manual handy....

For longlife service you need VW 503 01 or VW 504 00
For inspection service you need VW 501 01, VW 502 00 or VW 504 00
and your oil capacity is slightly larger at 5.5 litres.

The oil types differ slightly from the 2.0
The Shell bottles list these codes at the bottom on the back, I presume other brands do the same.

EDIT: To get to the point, "Shell Helix Ultra Extra 5W30" is VW 504 00 & VW 507 00, so yes that'd be fine for you.
£21.09 per 1L bottle today.
 

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Thats odd as This is what happened to me last weekend, after 130 mile trip I was about 20 mile from home and the amber oil light came on. I stopped and had a look and the oil level seemed rather low. When I got home I popped into Audi to have them have a look as the car has only done 10K since last service. they topped it up with 1 litre of oil at £20. The guy in the garage said that this is perfectly normal for these cars, I wasnt sure if he was talking Bo11ox as i have never had this issue with any car before, still under warrantee I was a little miffed that they actually charged me. Oh well now I know I will keep a Litre in the boot.
 

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TTurbodan said:
HarveyGB said:
Hi would. 3.2 use the same oil?

Thank you...
I have my manual handy....

For longlife service you need VW 503 01 or VW 504 00
For inspection service you need VW 501 01, VW 502 00 or VW 504 00
and your oil capacity is slightly larger at 5.5 litres.

The oil types differ slightly from the 2.0
The Shell bottles list these codes at the bottom on the back, I presume other brands do the same.

EDIT: To get to the point, "Shell Helix Ultra Extra 5W30" is VW 504 00 & VW 507 00, so yes that'd be fine for you.
£21.09 per 1L bottle today.
Thank you ever so much for your reply...
 

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Jamo8 said:
Shug750S said:
Yep, I keep a litre in the boot now. If this is normal would have expected Audi to leave some in there to start you off, but suppose when you pick up a new car you've already given them your cash, so no need

To be honest £20 of oil every 6 months or so s not an issue, just a new experience - haven't had to top up a car since my mk1 ford escort back in the late 70's...
Surprised you didnt have a pouch in the boot with a litre bottle in if you bought it new, as said before perfectly normal to use oil, just need to keep regular checks on it [smiley=gossip.gif]
Yep, did ask when picking it up but dealer started on about cost of oil and margins so couldn't be bothered arguing... Popped down to Halfords a couple of weeks later and bought some... Dealer obviously needed the £14 more than I did.
 

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Hi, Whether long life or annual servicing the oil spec is the same 504/507..
501/502 was only recommended for the 180 bhp TT or lower.
Probably will make no difference short term, but I know what I would use.
Hoggy. :D
 

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Some VAG petrol-engined cars do seem to just drink oil. Many settle down at 30-50,000 miles but I've also heard of several being replaced for excessive oil consumption. As you say 0.5l/1000 miles is ridiculous. If you ordered your oil from Opie in 50l drums you can get the good stuff for about £10/l or 0.5p/mile!
 
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