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I haven't checked my oil #1636532
01/11/2019 18:35
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As the title says, I haven't checked my oil. For a long time. Admittedly it's been serviced and had a new turbo this year, so Joe has checked and changed it twice. But not me.

I'm a bad man. teacher

Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: Morrison] #1636533
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..... dude go and check your oil shout

Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: Morrison] #1636540
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If it is leaking you know there is some in haha, I think IV cured my leaks now so have to check it.

Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: Morrison] #1636557
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Is it true that if you don't check the Coop's oil, the Coop then forgets it has got oil, and then the Coop's oil magically disappears?

Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: JKD] #1636560
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Originally Posted by JKD
Is it true that if you don't check the Coop's oil, the Coop then forgets it has got oil, and then the Coop's oil magically disappears increasing bhp?


laugh

Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: Countrycruising] #1636579
04/11/2019 08:38
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I propose a public birching. Where’s Adam when you need him?



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Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: pinin_prestatyn] #1636605
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How do you check the oil!?


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Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: came2dance] #1636611
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Originally Posted by came2dance
How do you check the oil!?


Do you expect a black-and-white answer to that?


Thanks again, Photobucket.
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Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: came2dance] #1636612
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Originally Posted by came2dance
How do you check the oil!?



Tails of the Coupe Dipstick would fill this forum!

I checked mine just sunday afternoon after giving the coop a good hoover, wash and polish....now I am thinking I better check her again!!

Lol

MM

Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: Morrison] #1636719
07/11/2019 14:04
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I checked, it was fine. Needed coolant though. I consider myself told and ill be more regular in my oil checking teacher

Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: Morrison] #1636720
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Maybe an app could be invented for this


Thanks again, Photobucket.
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Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: Master_Mariner] #1636722
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Originally Posted by Master_Mariner
Originally Posted by came2dance
How do you check the oil!?



Tails of the Coupe Dipstick would fill this forum!

I checked mine just sunday afternoon after giving the coop a good hoover, wash and polish....now I am thinking I better check her again!!

Lol

MM


Our daily runner(mini) has an even worse dipstick reader. I managed to overfill the engine oil once, driving was interesting with a oil smoke cloud so dense I couldn’t see out of the rear view mirror. Greta Thunberg would have told me off proper!

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Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: Morrison] #1636723
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I'm amazed at the differences in oil consumption, my 16vt never needed oil between services (doesn't mean I didn't check it though!), my colleagues Audi TT was always needing top ups despite being much newer and less miles. I've got a VW T5 that never makes it to a service without a top up, maybe a VAG thing.

Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: Edinburgh] #1636726
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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
Maybe an app could be invented for this


That would be quite helpful actually.

Because I once put in what I thought was Olivio Oil. When I checked it a few weeks later, even though I hadn't driven much, the dipstick was all Crisp 'n Dry.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DgDcIKs6cHo

Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: Morrison] #1638094
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Ho ho ho. And it's not even Christmas any more. wink

I have heard VAG engines use oil, though probably the petrols as our Leon TDi didn't use any. I've heard the Golf Gti engine uses a fair bit.


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Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: Morrison] #1638099
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Anita's Leon 1.8T doesn't seem to. I suppose I should check it, one of these years...


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Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: Morrison] #1638107
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We had a 1.8T Leon too. Cracking car. I don't remember it using oil either. Liked to blow coil packs mind. Dodgy batch.


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Re: I haven't checked my oil [Re: Gripped] #1638114
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Originally Posted by Gripped
Ho ho ho. And it's not even Christmas any more. wink

I have heard VAG engines use oil, though probably the petrols as our Leon TDi didn't use any. I've heard the Golf Gti engine uses a fair bit.



My Mk5 GTI uses half a litre every 1500 miles or so. Exactly the same as my coop did. What it doesn’t do is plume smoke at the lights despite running no cat, which is nice. That was always a little embarrassing in all the 20VT’s I owned, but it was a quirk I put up with. I’d pretend I was bond and using a smoke screen laugh



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