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Old 07-13-2003, 09:08 PM   #1
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Default What damage can happen to the engine when ran with low oil pressure? (and AOA buyback question.)

My car went into the shop for low oil pressure.
They just changed the oil and sent me on my way (despite the fact I had already changed my oil the day before, after the light came on.)
Then 4 weeks later on an 800 mile drive home the light came on again..but before it came on there was noticeable knocking noise.

And I had been hearing a spraying/grinding noise since the oil pressure light came on the first time, that was now sounding permenantly when it had only been on occasionally before the drive home.
My car broke down in DC. Had to have it towed to a dealership there..then to a dealership back in NJ.

I'm really afraid of damage that has been done to the engine. I want to negotiate a buyback of the car (not sure how it would work..its a lease) with AOA.
The car has spent about 6.5 weeks in the shop since christmas. And has had a MAJOR problem everytime I have tried to come home.

What damage could have been done to the engine? Valves, lifters, etc..?
And what are my chances of a buyback, if they know I am still interested in another Audi product.
If they won't agree to a buyback, or compensation for all the lost time and stress due to the car they can forget anyone in my family ever buying an audi again (we currently have an 01 a4 and an 01 A6 2.7t, both of which will be off lease next year. My mother was looking at an A8L, until all the BS with my car).
Maybe EdP could be able to answer the last part?
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Massive failure of engine systems.
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Old 07-13-2003, 09:11 PM   #3
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Default yeah..but I mean over the course of about 1800 miles or so

Probably more..I was driving alot, with no indications of it. Since I thought they would have fixed it the first time

Just excessive wear on the engine, from the low oil pressure? Or worse, more specific damage?
I need specific ammunition for my phone conversation with AoA
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Default Sounds like your local shop really screwed the pooch...

They should have pulled the oil pump. This could get ugly.
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Old 07-13-2003, 09:13 PM   #5
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Default Yeah..I won't give the first dealer's name yet

But if AoA wants to try and screw me
I will be quick to post details
Especially since I told the first dealer i suspected it was the oil pump
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Default I would expect premature bearing failure.

Crank bearings, rod bearings, cam bearing, etc.
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Default Actually, if they don't buy it back, you should sue them.

check your local lemon laws.
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Old 07-13-2003, 09:25 PM   #8
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Default second that. i know for a fact, on the mitsu engines oil

starvation causes spun bearings which result in at least a short block rebuild. major $$$$$$$

sorry dude...
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Default oh..I'm under warranty..I just want to know what exactly to expect

when I call AOA
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Old 07-13-2003, 09:30 PM   #10
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Default Im out of the mileage

Im at 37k/2 years 1 month
NJ lemon law is at 18k/2 years (whichever is less)

but, if they don't
We will raise hell
I'm still willing to right this off as a bad experience and get into another audi, but if they try and make me bend over here, NEVER will anyone I (or my mother) have influence over buy another audi

And the fact that my mother manages a few thousand people earning mid six figures usually has a pretty good impact
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