Crystal oil

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Maybe he means it's sludge that's dried up, like graphite or charcoal powder. Not gooey like "normal" sludge. Some kind of overheating problem?
 
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Could it be they think he didn't change the oil/filter? I think a good starting point would be documentation to show maintenance was within warranty requirements.
 
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An guy on AudiWorld is having warranty issues where his 1.8t has a clogged oil pick-up screeen (no surprise). What is a surprise is the dealer is claiming it's not sludged, rather it has "crystalized oil" on the p/u screen and is not eligble for coverage. Further, others are speaking to him of "crystal oil" like it's common. Anyone know what this is, as I would not expect hydrocarbons to "crystalize" at sump temps and pressures. [I dont know] Diamonds in your engine, nah. [LOL!]
 
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Originally posted by 55: Crystal oil? Is that something like Crystal Pepsi? Anyone remember that stuff? All nice and clear..and tasted like runny corn syrup!
Yeah I remember it, I also remember that taste it had. I would rather drink a bottle Havoline...it might not taste good, but I will get my daily dose of moly [LOL!]
 
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