I purchased this car a year and a half ago with 33,000 miles on it. Lately the oil has been burning up at an alarmingly fast rate. I have been tracking the consumption rate and over the past nine hundred miles the car has required two separate top offs of a quart of oil (one quart per top off). The first top up after my latest oil change lasted only 600 miles. The second top off lasted half that long (300 miles). I know this can be a sign of complete engine failure, but I am in denial. I have a long way to go towards my auto loan and was hoping to avoid a major issue until the car was pushing 100,000 miles. At 54,000 I simply cannot believe it. I was told during my last visit to the dealership that my water pump had a slight leak and that it should be okay for now but will need to be monitored. Could this be impacting the oil consumption? I would assume not, as the engine never overheats or smokes. The water pump seems to be doing its job. I am lost.
I am in between jobs right now, and driving my car for Uber and Lyft is how I am paying my bills, which makes this whole situation a lot more pressing. Is my car doomed? There are no visible leaks. I just had an oil change 1,700 miles ago at the Audi dealership and have since poured in three quarts. I know that 2009 Audi A4's were a part of a class action lawsuit for oil consumption discrepancies, but that litigation suggested that some drivers were topping up every 1,000 miles. 300 miles is a major difference.
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
All the best,
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 AT 10:17 PM