Mobil 1. Time to fight with your dealer!!! If there are no leaks, and you are adding that much oil, the engine is messed up. Ask the dealer for the Tech bulletins, if the dealer doesn't want to answer you on that, call Audi consumer affairs and open a complaint. This is very similar to Nissan's problem with the 2006 350z and the G35 Infinity. Nissan screwed up, the rings never seated properly on the engine block, to get a little more horse power, they played with physics and lost. My 350z consumed 4qts of oil in 2 weeks. Now I don't drive that car nice at all, this was before I did any mods to it as well.
Lemon law applies, if Audi won't fix it. And you could get your money back along with additional damages.
I Find this interesting. I personally don't know anyone with an TT. I haven't worked on any Audi's, but an engine is an engine.
Here is a link to a good site that keeps up with the tech bulletins and recalls, there are 51 bulletins on your car, many are related to engine misfire and ignition coil replacement.
I would call Audi America Consumer affairs open a ticket. No this is not normal, and the sad thing is, if the oil low indicator doesn't come on in time, or you are low and you get into it hard, you will cause more damage than you can imagine, and of course the dealer will blame it on the driver.
All engines will typically consume less than 1/2qt oil between oil changes when using regular oil, the oil consumption is reduced with oils such as Mobil 1.
YOU ARE AWESOME! Thanks for the link....will def give that a look around!
And thank God the Audi is a lease :-)
They are overall good cars. But I was floored when I started cruising through the Tech bulletins for your model The A8 has the same issues. Kind of scary. Keep me posted curious to what Audi says and decides to do for you.
The local Audi dealer says oil 'consumption' can be up to one quart per 1200 miles. At that rate, the five quarts supposedly put in at the service will be long gone at 10000miles!
He offered to top it off, but I can do without that hassle on a $35k car in the 21st century..........when I asked what oil I should use he said synthetic 5w/40.
I quizzed him about where the oil actually goes, and should I use 'Audi' oil to preserve the warranty - he was evasive on both points, claiming Audi doesn't have their own oil.
Our 2009 TT looks to be the same. Only 4k gentle miles since last Audi service and light on - sure enough, dipstick at low mark. Car is garaged in So Cal so no cold starts. Definitely no leaks. How can it "burn" this much oil and not affect emissions? Can it "leak internally" somehow?
I've been driving nearly 50 years, used to do my own oilchanges and NEVER had this issue. Is it possible the dealer just scrimped on the amount of oil? Invoice says '5' but don't know if that is qts., liters, cupfuls or whatever! Grrrrrr......