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Audi TT, Coupe, Convertible
#8 of 28 O man O MAN O mAN!!!
Dec 14, 2004 (6:36 pm)
HEY GUYS!!!.....i really want to know if the electrical and fuel leaking problem is really big....cause im thinking about buying a 2001-2002 model tt...and i don't want to be fixing it alot....please give me some advice...i really love this car!!!...i wanted a z3 before but it got to boring to look at...please please resure me that i don't have to worry about these problems..thanks
#10 of 28 fuel leaking problem?
Dec 28, 2004 (8:44 am)
Could you elaborate on these problems, not sure if I've heard of these or not.
Just replied to you in the other forum, didn't know you were here too (thread's a little slow so don't check it often), but basically the dealer tells you to live with it. He described the heads on our 1.8T engine as "porous". That's Audi-speak for "your engine burns oil". It burns oil fast so check it often (once a month). It hasn't gotten any worse, but I imagine it will over an extended period of time. I wouldn't follow the 10k oil-change recommendation by Audi. I would do it every 5k with regular oil. The only reason I wouldn't recommend synthetic b/c it would be a waste if it's blowing the oil (and your $$) out it's tailpipes. Besides, synthetic tends to be thinner so it may make the oil-burning worse. Let me know how it goes.
#11 of 28 02 225hp TT coupe
Mar 17, 2005 (9:08 am)
I have a 02 225hp TT coupe which i bought at 9k miles a year back. I have been experiencing the same motor oil problems. Every 2000 miles or so, I have to put in a quart of oil into the engine. Does anyone find out why that's the case?
Also, the other day i was driving ... all of a sudden I saw i was driving at 90mph at the speedometer...but i was actually crawling in traffic. The speedometer apparently failed to gauge the actual speed. When the car was stopped...the "hand" of the speedometer was rested at 50mph. Does anyone have expereice the same problem???
#13 of 28 Re: O man O MAN O mAN!!! [audi4me]
Apr 18, 2005 (8:15 pm)
I recently returned my leased 2002 TT [39 months] I had a few problems...nothing major but they were all covered by warranty and free maintenance - I"M NOT SURE I WOULD BUY A USED ONE WITHOUT PRE-CERTIFIED COVERAGE...though a honey to look at, I believe their are better cars for the money. The ride was so firm that driving around the Northeast gave me a headache. Those low profile tires look cool and turn great but rough on the back. The BMW 330 or the Infiniti G35 are better rides.
The TT seems to tough on tires as well, and it was not good in the snow. I've now moved up to a larger car with front wheel drive and more horsepower...though not as sexy as the TT the ride is better and it's got more juice. Acura TL... lovin' it so far.
#14 of 28 Re: Marcib [leoniv]
Apr 28, 2005 (10:56 am)
Mine 01 TT is doing the exact same thing and has been in the shop for almost 2 months. I can smell burning oil when i am stopped and the A/C is on with the outside ventilation option.
Did they come up with a solution?
#15 of 28 Re: 02 225hp TT coupe [mikeypd]
Aug 23, 2005 (1:08 pm)
Believe it or not, it is normal for these engines to use about a quart every 2000 even when they are essentially new. Note that I said, "use", not "burn". The combination of higher compression and operating temperatures causes oil to pass through the engine. You might notice your tail pipes have a good coating on the inside.
I managed to slow the process by converting to Mobil 1 0W40. I get much better performance and I only use a quart every 3500-4000.
Dec 16, 2006 (2:17 pm)
...I'm on Audi Number 3 (all A4s). I've had a couple of the 1.8t engines and currently have the 2 liter (reflashed ecu for > 230 hp), none of which have burned oil between my 5k mile oil changes. My somewhat worthless opinion is that one's break in practices have much to do with future oil burning.
On my car's for the first 1000 miles I've always focused on driving smoothly and avoidling constant rpm's and high torque. But I will let 'em rev up gently to near redline and back down.
But I have read of what might seem like a bit of an oil thirst on some of the eight cylinder 4.2FSI Audi engines
As for the Mk2 TT, you are correct that the same six cylinder engine is returning. Seems like a pretty nice unit which seems to work nicely in tight transverse engine layouts. But I do wish that Audi could fit the 3.1FSI engine in the new TT.
BTW, the TT board should start getting a little more active as we're only a few months away from the next gen TT in North America.
Apr 20, 2007 (5:51 am)
I now use 40 wt oils and my oil consumption has dropped to nothing. It may be because I have broken the car in more but I have no more oil consumption. It will be 40 wt's for my car from now on.