Last post on Jul 17, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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#27 of 31 Re: Audi A4 2009 Oil consumption and possible transmission [escortowner]
Jan 27, 2012 (2:06 pm)
Quick question. I have also been having an oil consumption issue and then earlier this month, my transmission was having issue (i.e., pistons rocking the car). Our Audi service (via the dealership) found the filter to the transmission and felt that was the issue. However three weeks after that repair, I'm starting to get the same transmission issue. Yes - I'm following up with service, but I am more curious around the piston issue mentioned above. Aside from losing oil quickly, did you have any signs that there were problems with the transmission while driving?
#28 of 31 Re: Audi A4 2009 Oil consumption and possible transmission [escortowner]
Feb 21, 2012 (5:11 pm)
I have also been having an oil consumption issue with my 2010 A4 which is using a full quart of oil in 475-680 miles at 12,00 miles. They have had the car 3 times now and have replaced the separator valve and seal twice. I mentioned the piston rings may have to be replaced and the service adviser said he had never heard of that taking care of the problem. Any advise as to how to approach the dealership or Audi USA to get this issue fixed once and for all? I also have a problem with excessive carbon splattering out of the exhaust pipe on start up and black exhaust on acceleration. Anyone have any experience with this problem?
#29 of 31 Re: Audi A4 2009 Oil consumption and possible transmission [jdelta1989]
Feb 21, 2012 (7:40 pm)
When I was talking with the dealer he made it sound like the two were interrelated really. Basically in my discussions he said if the exhaust tips were really black that was from oil burning. So, while I am not a mechanic, I presume that if you fix the consumption issue that will also go away.
From what I know the dealerships vary a lot on how they handle this situation. If it were me I would ask them to call Audi in Germany and discuss doing an oil consumption test. If they resist, I would simply insist on them at least calling Germany to discuss the issue and further inform them of your intentions of beginning proceedings on the lemon law if they don't become more proactive in solving the problem.
In my case the problem was a lot more serious than the separated valve.
Anyway. those are my two cents. Where are you from? I am in Houston so there are multiple Audi dealerships here.
#30 of 31 Re: Audi A4 2009 Oil consumption and possible transmission [escortowner]
Jun 26, 2012 (8:24 am)
Can you please share your results after oil consumption test part 2? I am in the same boat. Apppreciate your response.
#31 of 31 Re: Audi A4 2009 Oil consumption and possible transmission [coolmjshah]
Jul 17, 2012 (8:27 pm)
Thanks for the tip about the oil consumption test. My 2011 A4 has 19500 miles on it and I had the 15k service done at the dealer. The Add Oil light came on today and the service manager told me this is normal, to add a quart and that I got more than the normal mileage out of it before it needed oil. Is this accurate?