The car is stock AFAIK
. I haven't personally done any mods to it and the mechanic who has driven these before does not believe it has had the software flashed.
I didn't check the oil before the oil was changed less than 4000 miles ago. (I've put about 7k on the car myself). I did have to add about a 1/2 quart about 2400 miles after the oil was changed. Unfortunately I didn't check the level right after it was changed. (I negotiated a free oil change when I bought the car since it needed to be changed soon so it was changed by the dealer from which I purchased the car.) Coincidentally, I checked the oil the weekend before the catastrophe and it was right at the bottom of the "Do not add oil" section of the dipstick so I decided not to add oil yet. It's been less than 1500 miles since I added the 1/2 quart.
Does that sound like "normal" oil usage for a 3.0T of this mileage? I bought the car with about 58k and it has 65k on it now.
Unfortunately, I do not have any relevant service records from the previous owner, who only seemed to own the car for about a year but did put a lot of miles on the car. The first owner seemed to have gotten it serviced regularly but I don't have details, only what showed up on the Carfax.
I do like to stand on the throttle, but I'm not someone who is going to be doing 130 mph on the highway. I don't consider myself someone who abuses his cars but I do enjoy driving "spiritedly". I also take good care of my cars and keep great service records.
Thanks for the advice everyone. I'm definitely going to mention the leak down test on Monday.
Originally Posted by FL C6.5 Avant
Block is aluminum with some alloying (AluSil) no liner.
I was thinking rings also.
Mr D--what was your oil consumption over the 6 months and x miles?
Do you have increased boost (smaller diameter blower pulley)?
mine 'uses' when i get on it. it is all stock.
redlined 1st and 2nd on the way to work (after 20 minute warmup of course....) this morning.
may have to back off a bit....