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    Good evening all,

    Im after some opinions on my situation. One month ago i purchased a second hand 2013(registered 2014) 2.0 tfsi A4 quattro from a reputable honda dealer with a 3 month rac platinum plus warrenty. The honda dealer said it passed its 100 point check including checking for fluid leaks so it was good to sell to me. It has 52k on the clock. I bought it knowing it needed a service so took it to someone local to me. They have told me it has an oil leak. I have emailed the garage that sold it to me and i am awaiting their reply.

    I would like some opinions on to what my cause of action should be?

    Attached is a photo of the leak taken from underneith

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    It can be difficult to spot oil leaks on these cars with the plastic covering underneath. That said, they should know what they are looking for....I suspect the 100 point check wasn't particularly thorough. Either way, in your shoes I'd be going back to the dealer to claim under the warranty!

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    I wouldnt expect to be seeing oil leaking from a 13plate car unles its been blown up- yeh ok over the top- seals do go,but usualy only after starship milage or been Thrashed, any oil at top of engine-breather etc, weeps from rocker cover ?? a very little oil go's A long way when it gets hot--If you know what I mean !! But If it were me----the car would already be back where I got it from !!!
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagnuts View Post
    I wouldnt expect to be seeing oil leaking from a 13plate car unles its been blown up- yeh ok over the top- seals do go,but usualy only after starship milage or been Thrashed, any oil at top of engine-breather etc, weeps from rocker cover ?? a very little oil go's A long way when it gets hot--If you know what I mean !! But If it were me----the car would already be back where I got it from !!!
    You can get an oil leak anytime. I agree that you shouldn't expect to see any, but that's still 4 years. I had a leak from my oil cooler which was dumping oil all over the plastic cover under the car. Didn't see it until the EGR valve got changed, and that's in a 2011 car with 60k miles on the clock.

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    oh I kmow what your saying, I run a we 03/ a3 asz 130, and the only we bit of oil I started to notice is just starting to weep from the TIP(turbo inlet pipe)-but i still have crankcase breather hooked up so thats where that is coming from-car has done 240.000 last 100.000 on sunflower oil only-we bit of pump stuff when it realy cold but othere than that all is well
     
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    My 2008 2.0TDI had also had a small leak from the oil cooler back in 2013, and that was with only 30k miles on the clock.
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagnuts View Post
    oh I kmow what your saying, I run a we 03/ a3 asz 130, and the only we bit of oil I started to notice is just starting to weep from the TIP(turbo inlet pipe)-but i still have crankcase breather hooked up so thats where that is coming from-car has done 240.000 last 100.000 on sunflower oil only-we bit of pump stuff when it realy cold but othere than that all is well
    Wait you mean to say you put sunflower oil in your engine and it did 100.000?hahahahahah


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    Guess sunflower oil is a thinner viscosity than veggie oil ?

    I did kill a Peugeot 1.4 derv pump on pure veggie , it used to diesel knock till warmed up a bit .
     
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    No I meen "I use sunflower oil to this day and the car runs great-quieter exactly the same performance wee bit beter MPG-infact better since veg oil has a higher cetane number than the pump stuf"-(yeh check that fact !) and at 4.50 for 5ltrs from tesco- am saving a fair bit coin !! for the last oh---25yrs I'v been using it in all my oil burners-no pump, injector, or any other probs, apart from the fact that the first coupl tank fulls ya will need to chenge fuel filter-caus it cleans the the hole system tank and all. My last MOT smoke reading was 0.02 and that was a cold engine !!! down south I believe asda has the best deal on veg--but if you find a chinese supermarket or indian-they use loads so its very cheep- I should mention that the CR's dont like it neet ya have to thin it out but the diesel was first desinged to run peanut oil !!!
     
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    Something you guys are doing wrong to this cars either you are over revving or you making an instant take off everything you are at the traffic light or something


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