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VW Golf 2001, V4 Oil tank is empty approxi after 2000 miles

I fill the oil tank with recommended oil until the level marker, within 2000 miles (approximately) I see the oil light coming up on my dash board. I checked the Oil tank and found that the tank is empty. I don’t see any trace of oil leak or smell etc., my car drives smooth no noise nothing. I have this problem since I have this car. I purchased this used car recently
My understand of oil change from other car which I own change every 3000 miles (approximately), drain the old oil (darkened oil) from the bottom and add new oil from the top until it reaches the level marker
What could be the problem? I drive VW Golf 2001, V4 engine
I appreciate any expert advice
Thank you

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  • shamiullahms Dec 20, 2008

    thanks a lot for responding and sorry for not making my question clear

    You are adding oil about 4 Litres and right away not seeing any on the dipstick or is it happening after running the car a while?

    Oil change light comes on after filling and driving approx 2000-2300 miles. After the light comes up, I checked the Oil tank using dipstick and found that the tank is empty. I refilled the tank verified the oil level using dipstick, immediately after few minutes the light is gone. Because of this I never had to drain the oil which also makes me say that its been approximately 10K miles that I changed the filter

    About my Engine I really meant 4 Cylinder (2.0), by mistake said V4

    Thankyou onceagain for your help

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  • helpyou May 11, 2010

    You are adding oil about 4 Litres and right away not seeing any on the dipstick or is it happening after running the car a while?

    Basics first. You drained the oil from the pan using a 19mm wrench. You tightened that plug changed the filter. Filled the oil from the top of the engine in the correct location (on the valve cover to your right) then started the car and checked the oil with the dipstick (with the orange top) And now no oil. Oil light on. Correct???

    If all was done correctly on a 4 cylinder engine either 2.0l or 1.8T oil should show up on the dipstick ,even sometimes harder to see because it's more clear now that it is new. Except you're telling the oil light is on, that wasn't on prior to changing the oil.

    DO NOT DRIVE THE CAR if the light is on. If there is not or little oil and you added to the level mark on the dipstick the oil is definitly going somewhere. If not on the ground or falling on the plastic cover under the engine it must be being burned. Oil doesn't just fade.

    What engine do you have , there is no such engine as V4, unless you meant you have a 4 cylinder.

    Clear all these questions and I'll help out, I am fully experienced.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    My 2001 Spyder is making a whining noise after 60 MPH. driving like it's clogged up . Makes a whining noise . Tune ups and oil changed recently and as they need to be yearly car has 119 k miles on it drives tight and new like . This happened on the interstate .Did not make whining noise as bad on side streets .



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Because your car is consuming so much oil, you need to check the level often, so the level won't go down more than one quart. You will get an idea how long you can drive the car before it is down one quart, and should keep the level at the full mark. You should change the oil filter, as it is still collecting contaminants.
Have you checked the spark plugs condition? It seems the oil consumption will result in the plugs being fouled soon . Keep that oil level up, or the result will be a seized engine. Also, I'm guessing the tail pipe shows black residue, another sign of high oil consumption. This is probably why someone sold this car, they didn't want to deal with an expensive repair of an engine rebuild. You are correct, an oil change should be done every 3k miles.

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your cars engine piston rings are worn the engine is burning the oil the engine needs to be rebuilt

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