6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

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How much oil are you using per 1000 miles/1600 kms?

Poll ended at Thu May 05, 2016 10:24 am

Over 1 litre
4
16%
Up to 1 litre
7
28%
Up to 0.5 litres
3
12%
Up to 0.25 litres
6
24%
0.1 litres or less
5
20%
 
Total votes: 25

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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby daveb73 » Wed May 20, 2015 4:06 pm

At the top of this thread you can vote for how much oil you use per 1000miles/1600kms...

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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby JohnPolo » Wed May 20, 2015 6:06 pm

To be honest I would imagine that most of you with later models will be ok!
Early adopters of the car had the most problems and I would think that the majority of us have now dumped our cars. (Many of these went back to dealers who did upgrades.)

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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby kevinctr » Sat May 23, 2015 1:28 pm

upgrade your oil to Mobil1 5w30ESP

daveb73
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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby daveb73 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:50 pm

Topped up for the very first time - having covered just over 3200 miles I've added around 200ml to bring the level back to the top of the hatching mark, this equates to around 70ml per 1000 miles :)

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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby ryanlownie » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:54 am

I'm getting rather fed up of it now. Mines a 63 plate with the newer engine. For the first 12,000mi I was topping up a litre every 800-1200 miles. I did keep a record but when it was in for its first service, a notice popped up notifying the dealer that new oil injectors had been designed and I could have them fitted.

So, new injectors fitted not long ago, 800mi in, oil light pops up. Had to top up a full litre to get it back to normal levels.

Tempted to drop it off at the dealer and say I don't want it back until it's definitely sorted. I was fully aware of the consumption of the engine before purchasing the car but I definitely didn't expect it to be this much.

Has anyone else been notified of the new injectors or had them fitted? They even had me drive 1000-1200km and drop the car back off within the 200km window so that they could calibrate the injectors to my engine and driving...

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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby RUM4MO » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:46 pm

Quote:- "Has anyone else been notified of the new injectors or had them fitted? They even had me drive 1000-1200km and drop the car back off within the 200km window so that they could calibrate the injectors to my engine and driving..."

You said that you had new oil injectors fitted, the above text copied from your posting, suggests that it was the petrol injectors that were replaced.

Are you linking this to your increased lubricating/cooling oil usage?

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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby ryanlownie » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:55 am

I was told by the dealer that they are oil injectors. I'm not too clued up on the parts of an engine down to the little details such as injectors but I did think to myself did they mean fuel injectors..

Either way, they fitted these new parts and 819mi in, 1litre used and I took the car back in. The latest news now is that a new engine will be fitted over the next 2 days.

Hopefully I'll see some good results this time because it's getting tiring.

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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby Jerry77 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:09 pm

Hey guys, had a different issue, oil usage is much better after 5w40, but my car was smoking blue!!!! The problem was crankshaft breather hoses, there is a valve and it broke down....so my engine was burning oil going up from crankshaft thru piston rings...CTHE engine 2013....


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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby Clarkyy » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:54 pm

Hi all. New to the forum, I have a 2014 6r. Not had any oil consumption issues. Car had service at 9000 and had used 0.5 litres of oil from memory. How do I find out what engine I have to compare ? ....


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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby daveb73 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:54 pm

Hi, and welcome! If it's a 2014 MY then it will no doubt be the CTHE - you can check on the label on the left side of the engine or on the driver door jam label as well. It will either say CAVE (old type) or CTHE (new type).

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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby Clarkyy » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:38 pm

Perfect thanks! Seems that I have the newer engine then like you said, what's the difference between new and old? Is it true that they basically revised the engine and fixed everything ?


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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby daveb73 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:10 pm

Clarkyy wrote:Perfect thanks! Seems that I have the newer engine then like you said, what's the difference between new and old? Is it true that they basically revised the engine and fixed everything ?


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No! Similar issues with both aparently, it just looks like it's worse for some than it is for others. Mines a 2012 CAVE and i've used less than 250ml in 4200 miles which is fine by anyones books. Sounds like yours seems OK too :)

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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby Clarkyy » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:18 pm

What sort of mileage is yours sitting at? I only use mine at a weekend mainly so tends to sit there a week at a time aswell. Fingers crossed that when the mileage goes up the consumption doesn't rise with it!


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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby Jerry77 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:19 am

Hi, I am just about to change the engine. CTHE from7/2013...I have now 1,5L of 5w40 oil for 1000 km....horrible oil consumption. Selling the car right away and already placed an order for new GTI.


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Re: 6R GTI 1.4 Oil Usage Poll

Postby daveb73 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:48 am

Jerry77 wrote:Hi, I am just about to change the engine. CTHE from7/2013...I have now 1,5L of 5w40 oil for 1000 km....horrible oil consumption. Selling the car right away and already placed an order for new GTI.


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That's crazy consuption!!

It does seem a bit hit and miss with these engines, and the new version (CTHE) doesn't seem to have resolved the inherent issues. As previously mentioned, mine seems to be a decent one with very minimal consumption (less than 100ml per 1000 miles). Mine's at 13200 miles so it's early days, but from what I've read, some people get improved consumption as the miles rise?


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