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2010 Audi A3 2.0TDi 170 bhp Oil level rising

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I had my Audi A3 remapped, since then oil level has been rising, I have drained oil off, refilled to the mark, only to find after a 1000 Miles the same has happened again.

Can anyone help.

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3 hours ago, Lakeside said:

Failed dpf regen possibly pumping fuel into the oil

This, like Mazda. The oil dilution will certainly shorten the engines life somewhat. 

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Its not oil though is it

Its diesel

Get it sorted TOMORROW or it will  run on its own juices and go wizzy bang

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This is a common problem but can have a couple of different causes. In your case I suspect a bad remap causing multiple failed DPF regenerations and diesel going into sump. The car should not be driven - as a minimum you will get accelerated cam wear - worse is a runaway or a rod through the block.

I would suggest going back to the remapper and having your factory file loaded back.

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7 hours ago, Halfpenny said:

I would suggest going back to the remapper and having your factory file loaded back.

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Pardon me but is remapping best left to the punters.Any punters talking about remapps is not a good signal.We do our own warranties,I would tell them if you buy from us and get a remap,your warranty is void.Saying that,remapping as a stand alone business appears to work.

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I’ve never understood the remapping ‘thing’ as putting additional stresses on old & worn components doesn’t make any sense to me.

41 minutes ago, trade vet said:

Any punters talking about remapps is not a good signal.

I’ve found it’s the punters who own a German ‘prestige’ cars that offer up this sort of dross. Too many owners, not enough history, knackered tyres & a smokey exhaust.

When you get to the truth of the matter they’re usually chopping it in cos they’ve had a bellyful of issues. Just like old Range Rover or Sport owners - I get offered one a month from some punter who eventually admits its half-fucked.

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5 hours ago, BHM said:

I’ve never understood the remapping ‘thing’ as putting additional stresses on old & worn components doesn’t make any sense to me.

I’ve found it’s the punters who own a German ‘prestige’ cars that offer up this sort of dross. Too many owners, not enough history, knackered tyres & a smokey exhaust.

When you get to the truth of the matter they’re usually chopping it in cos they’ve had a bellyful of issues. Just like old Range Rover or Sport owners - I get offered one a month from some punter who eventually admits its half-fucked.

Correctomundo as Fonzie would of said... 

 

Which from my poor Spanish means correct world;)

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21 hours ago, Paul Falcon Cars said:

I had my Audi A3 remapped, since then oil level has been rising, I have drained oil off, refilled to the mark, only to find after a 1000 Miles the same has happened again.

Can anyone help.

Fix it quick 

Or it will run on , on its own , max out the revs and go BOOM , not a pretty sight , seen it happen 

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16 hours ago, David Horgan said:

Fix it quick 

Or it will run on , on its own , max out the revs and go BOOM , not a pretty sight , seen it happen 

Last runaway I witnessed was a V40 just as it was lighting off, spectacular stuff, great entertainment, not good for the environment . 

Came past us on the A14 trailing puffs of smoke between gear changes, I said to my wife that will need a turbo soon....at our age that's as romatic as it gets. :D

Soon turned out to be but 2 minutes later from Toys R Us roundabout.

I'm guessing the guy thought something was wrong and pulled over on a layby but, it was sitting there billowing out like a Pacific locomotive whilst, the guy and his passenger looked on with horror. 

I diid some development work on the Perkins Prima fitted to the Maestro back in the 80's. I had one semi runaway coming off the M2, Chatham junction motorway at a rapid pace with the off slip coming up a steep hill.

I went back on the motorway, went back up to come down again to see if I could repeat it....yes same thing. 

The solution was to baffle the sump but I'm not sure they ever did, I went onto another project....memories. 

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1 hour ago, Frank Cannon said:

Last runaway I witnessed was a V40 just as it was lighting off, spectacular stuff, great entertainment, not good for the environment . 

Came past us on the A14 trailing puffs of smoke between gear changes, I said to my wife that will need a turbo soon....at our age that's as romatic as it gets. :D

Soon turned out to be but 2 minutes later from Toys R Us roundabout.

I'm guessing the guy thought something was wrong and pulled over on a layby but, it was sitting there billowing out like a Pacific locomotive whilst, the guy and his passenger looked on with horror. 

I diid some development work on the Perkins Prima fitted to the Maestro back in the 80's. I had one semi runaway coming off the M2, Chatham junction motorway at a rapid pace with the off slip coming up a steep hill.

I went back on the motorway, went back up to come down again to see if I could repeat it....yes same thing. 

The solution was to baffle the sump but I'm not sure they ever did, I went onto another project....memories. 

Happy Days 

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8 hours ago, Frank Cannon said:

I diid some development work on the Perkins Prima fitted to the Maestro back in the 80's.

A good engine. So good in fact, the second day I parked in Newcastle upon Tyne in my diesel Maestro, some light fingered Geordie relieved me of said Maestro. Happy memories :lol:

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15 hours ago, BHM said:

A good engine. So good in fact, the second day I parked in Newcastle upon Tyne in my diesel Maestro, some light fingered Geordie relieved me of said Maestro. Happy memories :lol:

:DI made a killing on diesel Montego Clubman estates, bought for pennies at auction, easy buyers, decent profit (remember them?), no boomerangs. 

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1 hour ago, Frank Cannon said:

:DI made a killing on diesel Montego Clubman estates, bought for pennies at auction, easy buyers, decent profit (remember them?), no boomerangs. 

I do remember them well although we did not specialise with them.I remember buying late petrol Montegos with British Aerospace on the doc which was a big help when infact they were ex hire cars.Good margins,few comebacks.I used to ship Maestros ( which were for nothing )from Newcastle down to Bridgewater when it opened and they did well into book.I used to have my own line.Unbelievable when you think about it.

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