05.5 S4 4.2 Oil Drip

 
Old 07-05-2015, 06:56 PM
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Hello, I'm looking at purchasing a 05.5 S4 4.2

Car is clean, runs well, shifts smooth. But is dripping some oil & has a slight oil smell when driven hard.

I only drove it for about 20mins, and when I parked it dropped about 3 drips of oil. The motor is cleaned & polished up top for the sale. But underneath has a clear amount of oil all over. It has 110,xxx miles

My question is what's my biggest concern as far as this oil drip? This would be my first Audi...I love the car just thought I'd ask the experts here.

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Hello, I'm looking at purchasing a 05.5 S4 4.2

Car is clean, runs well, shifts smooth. But is dripping some oil & has a slight oil smell when driven hard.

I only drove it for about 20mins, and when I parked it dropped about 3 drips of oil. The motor is cleaned & polished up top for the sale. But underneath has a clear amount of oil all over. It has 110,xxx miles

My question is what's my biggest concern as far as this oil drip? This would be my first Audi...I love the car just thought I'd ask the experts here.

Thanks for reading
could be a number of things, but without a PPI (pre-purchase inspection) and getting that car on a lift to fully examine it, it'd be all conjecture - valve cover gaskets, oil filter seal, oil cooler, etc...get it to a good indy mechanic that works on Audi's and spend the money on a good PPI, since an oil leak can be something that can be fixed for a few dollars to a few thousand $$!

BTW, when I bought my 4.2 C6, it had a known oil leak and I was able to confirm it was due to failed VCG, which I replaced, along with all fluids, filters, plugs, upon purchasing the vehicle.
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