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2012 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr

2012 Audi Q5
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All wheel drive, 4dr SUV, 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
20 (2011) mpg city / 27 (2011) mpg hwy
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June 10, 2010, 10:43 am

Bruce D
 

Question: Q5 Oil Filter Housing Cracked

Had my 1st service (5000 miles) done at Momentum Audi in Houston yesterday. Half way home, the low oil notice flashed saying I was a quart low. I called the dealer from the road and he immediatly said they must have cracked the oil filter housing. Brand new vehicle! Isn't there a recall or metal replacement for the plastic part?


June 10, 2010, 9:16 pm

Tyler O
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No, this is a technician error, probably by over tightening the oil filter housing.

As an Audi technician, I know this is possible to do, but I've never actually heard of it happening. Usually they are problem free, despite being plastic.


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June 11, 2010, 6:18 am

Bruce D
 

Thanks for the prompt response. I now have a follow-up question. When I got the car back from the dealer last night and looked at the oil level it says "drain off excess oil". If I don't go back to the dealer will I blow out seals or something?


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June 17, 2010, 9:46 am

Tyler O
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Did you check the oil with the engine warm, off, and wipe off the dipstick?

How over filled is it? If it's just a little ( less than about 3/8ths on the dipstick) you are okay.


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June 17, 2010, 10:24 am

Bruce D
 

That's the problem. There is no dipstick on these engines. It is on the alpha display only (message). The dealer is 35 miles away and they SUCK. So do I go deal with that or just keep driving it?


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