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2002 Audi A4 Quattro Question: sludgeing

 

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Steves Imports, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Portland, OR, January 05, 2011, 15:40
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why is my oil crunchy?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 05, 2011, 21:56
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    Those engines have big lubrication problems if the engine oil is not changed frequently. I only use synthetic oil and OE oil filters.

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    Marque Motors (11 Answers) , Portland, OR - (503) 293-5386
    marque motors January 06, 2011, 09:40
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    These engines are known to have sludging problems. This occurs when the oil is not changed frequently. First, the oil pressure system needs to be checked. Depending on results from the pressure test, we may recommend cleaning the oil system by removing the pan and cleaning the pick-up screen.
    I can't stress this enough, oil changes are extremely important for these vehicles.

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    Honest1autocare (see my shops), January 23, 2011, 21:00
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    is this a joke? Steve i thought you worked on imports

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