T6 burning oil, anyone had issues with a bi-turbo?

Radorik

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Just as update, the van went back to VW. They drained the oil, filled to spec and I then took it back 1000km later when they checked the remaining oil. Apparently it didn't use any.. Warranty now elapsed so looking at trading in, can't see how it can suddenly stop using it. They did say though that VW would have seen no problem with a litre per 1000 miles as they've had it before, so would have been very unlikely to have had any warranty claim passed. They didn't charge for the check which I thought was good though, and a free hire van.
 

VanDamMan

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Just as update, the van went back to VW. They drained the oil, filled to spec and I then took it back 1000km later when they checked the remaining oil. Apparently it didn't use any.. Warranty now elapsed so looking at trading in, can't see how it can suddenly stop using it. They did say though that VW would have seen no problem with a litre per 1000 miles as they've had it before, so would have been very unlikely to have had any warranty claim passed. They didn't charge for the check which I thought was good though, and a free hire van.
Hi @Radorik ....Sounds like the dealer trying to fob you off...if it was reported prior to warranty expiring you might have a chance but lots of hassle...I’d still contact Vw customer service and try at the least to get a good will gesture...or big discount on next model :(
 

DXX

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Burning / passing as much oil as you report I would expect some smoke, oily exhaust and probably a DPF blockage.
Have you carried out exhaust gas analysis, this should show up an oil burner?
If VW say it’s normal exhaust analysis get them to compare it with another vans exhaust.
 

Radorik

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There's a few niggles with it now including a vibration in 5/6/7 DSG gears, so really just come to terms with another big investment. They seemed pretty genuine, and as an approved dealer they would get paid for the warranty work so they would make. Just strange it didn't show anything up, but as you say they didn't do gas analysis, just measured the oil.
 

Mooncat

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Burning / passing as much oil as you report I would expect some smoke, oily exhaust and probably a DPF blockage.
The DPF would stop any visual smoke or anything oily getting to the tailpipe.
 

DXX

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The DPF would stop any visual smoke or anything oily getting to the tailpipe.
My understanding is that a DPF is at best 80% efficient, I’ve never come across any single pass filter which has a 100% ratIng.
 
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