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TFSI oil consumption

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:47 pm
Anyone know how bad the oil consumption problrm is on the VAG TFSI engines?
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:09 pm
The 1.4 and 1.8 are fine.

The 2.0’s up until 2011 have major issues ..... many requiring engine rebuilds costing up to £6k - my colleagues A5 had to have it.

If the car has an Audi history, Audi seem to be covering it - but if not, you’re on your own.

Google it - it’s a major issue.

What are you looking at ??
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:11 pm
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:38 pm
I was looking at number of different VAG cars with the 2.0 TFSI engine. Don't think I will anymore.
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:24 pm
Teeps wrote:I was looking at number of different VAG cars with the 2.0 TFSI engine. Don't think I will anymore.

I would never buy a 2.0TFSI (unless it was very very new).

The 1.8TFSI is a cracking engine - go and try one .... Cool
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:03 pm
How come you sold yours then or do you still have it?.
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:10 pm
Still got it.

No plans to sell at this stage
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:32 pm
Did you take it off the market?
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:38 pm
You interested ?? Lol.

When I had the BMW - I put them both up for sale, as didn’t want 2 cars for too long.

Now i’ve passed the BMW over to a dealer (and to some extend fallen in love with the Audi) .... the BMW is 100% the one to be going, and the Audi is the one staying .... unless the BMW really doesn’t sell !!!
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:48 pm
Ah. Makes sense.
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:31 am
I wouldn't consider a check and refill of a quarter of a litre of oil every 1000 km's 600 miles a consumption issue. It's approximately what the Agila did. Really was ok, no problem.




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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:33 am
I consider it to be a problem.
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:48 am
Yeah I read a bit more and it's more like 1 litre ever 600 miles. Shocked
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:05 pm
There are many different versions of the 2.0 TFSI/TSI engine.

My mk5 Golf GTI had quite the thirst for oil - I can't remember exactly now but I think it was about a litre every 2000-3000 miles maybe. Not a big issue, just remember to check and top up often, and it seems to vary from car to car. It wouldn't put me off again. It is a different engine to the Audi watchdog one (the Audi has vvt I think).

The big issue with these engines was the shift to chain driven around 2009-2010, where there are quite a few documented engine failures - whether that has been resolved for that era of engines I don't know, or whether it is going to happen it will have happened already.
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:09 pm
I had a 2005 A6 with the 3.0TDI engine - good engine that never gave me any issues... it's just the rest of the car that was shit. Nicely built and drove well, but when more than half of the car's electrics fail (and boot struts as it happens!), it really leaves a sour taste in the mouth. They're too complicated to own when they're old/high mileage as there's so much to go wrong, but they're not cheap enough at those ages/mileages to make them worth the risk. My car's MMI unit failed - £1600 for a brand new replacement or £860 for a refurbished unit. The nearside rear light cluster also failed with no light other than one tail light working - I sold the car before getting a quote for that fixing!

Would I have another Audi? Yes... but it'd have to either be cheap enough to warrant the risk or under a decent warranty. If you're after an older car that doesn't use oil or coolant though, the Audi diesels are a great choice!!
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:08 pm
Only looking at petrol cars. To be honest you haven't sold them well...
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:15 pm
I’d buy an old Audi over an old Merc - but if you really want reliability- then German is not the way forward.
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:45 pm
Indeed old Mercs have their fair share of problems. The 7 speed auto is one to avoid if you go by what you read on the internet.
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:12 pm
LKsOK wrote:I’d buy an old Audi over an old Merc - but if you really want reliability- then German is not the way forward.

Indeed - get a Jag!!

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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:21 pm
hugh121 wrote:
LKsOK wrote:I’d buy an old Audi over an old Merc - but if you really want reliability- then German is not the way forward.

Indeed - get a Jag!!


Yes, because they're known to be trouble free... Laughing
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:41 am
To be fair, no matter what you're looking for, chances are you'll find people reporting issues of some sort online.

Are you after a powerful petrol turbo specifically? Vauxhall did a 2.0 turbo Insignia - probably no more or less problematic than a VAG car, but likely cheaper to buy and fix, and they are quick. Smile
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:28 am
I want a petrol car with a bit of poke so Turbo appears to be the way to go. I have looked at Vauxhall as they are good value for money. The Insignia is on my radar.
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:57 pm
Teeps wrote:I want a petrol car with a bit of poke so Turbo appears to be the way to go. I have looked at Vauxhall as they are good value for money. The Insignia is on my radar.

Could do a lot worse than an Insignia.

How about the Saab 9-3 then ... pretty much the same, and with a bit of extra interest.

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on Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:16 pm
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Re: TFSI oil consumption

on Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:25 pm
2.8T is £500 tax so a no go.

I have looked at 2.0 Aeros.
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