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I failed to put oil in with the gas and burned out the piston. Would it be worth trying to fix it, or would it be too expensive....

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Depends if you can take the piston out and replace it, if you don,t have mech skills the go to a rep. shop.Do byyourself can save form 60-to 80 buks.

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If your engine is leaking at all, you need to consider repairing any of those leaks, providing that you aren't using huge quantities of oil and not smoking from the exhaust to any great degree. That will cut your usage down somewhat.Also make sure that any venting system is working properly (pcv etc) pressure buildup in the crankcase can force oil to go where it does not belong, externally and internally.
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Maybe. Put a pan under the genset, drain the oil, leave the drain plug out until you figure out why the carburetor was allowing too much fuel to flow (likely a stuck float). When you think that you have it figured out, replace the drain plug, add fresh oil, remove spark plug, and perform a compression check to see if the rings are worth it. If compression is low, then you can decide if it is worth your time and expense to repair the engine.

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hi kieran,
ur problem is very easy to solve, but its an expensive fix..........($$$)

i dont know how much u know about cars, but every car with en engine(other than the Wankel) which has pistons......the pistons run in the cylinders of the engine the top of the engine is where all the work is done, at the bottom part(just below the pistons), there is a lot of oil to lubricate all of the fast moving engine parts.....when a car burs oil what usually happens is that the oil goes up from the crank case, squesses between the piston and the cylinder walls and gets burned with the gas......and vise versa, at the power stroke the exhaust gasses enter the crankcase and slowly burn the oil that oil burns every 2 of the 4 strokes......there is 4 strokes in one rpm......idling is about 1500 rpm for ur audi....u do the math.......and the oil slowly burns........when the car heats up the oil burns even faster bacuse the temperature of the oil is already high.......
the pistons are equipped with piston rings to prevent oil from getting into the combustion chamber and exhaust gasses getting into the crankcase.......and the tolerance between the pston and the cylinder is also very important for the car not to burn oil......
tehre are a few ways to fix it.........the best and the most expensive would be to: bore out the cylinders, get new pistons (v6...) and get new rings, and u also might need to get the block and heads faced off(if there is any warpage....the heads are aluminum...).......
this process is called and engine rebuild and could cost u well over $2000 depending on what kind of quality u are looking for.......(its not worth it.....especially for this car, they are very cheap)...

the cheapest way to fix the problem about 75% would be just to get new piston rings.......but as soon as u take those heads off....shaving them is a must if they are warped.........and while u still have them off u might need to do the valves, which could also help the problem......and while u have the pistons out, might as well change them too...right???? so its spendy......

u might also have another problem,......a faulty gasket or o-ring, and the oil might be leaking from that faulty spot right on the exhaust, and might burn the oil that way...........that would defently explain the smell getting into the car.....if this is what is wrong, then the fix could be very easy, fast, and cheap...

if ur burning too much oil, it could be both of the problems at the same a few more on top of that......

i hope this helps......... if someone could only help me.......

i know u have posted this a while back, and probably have the problem fixed by now, but if this could help anyone else, then its not a usless waste of time......



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Oil consuption

Try to determine how much is leaking by putting a plastic pan under car overnight..
Typical leak sources are pan gasket, oil plug, oil pressure sender.

If burning oil, it will be obvious at startup and/or from the rear while driving especially during hard acceleration. Have some drive behind you to observe. They'll see obvious bluish smoke.

If burning is most responsible, and not much is leaking, you may have worn valves or piston rings.
Both fairly expensive to repair. As a temporary cheap solution, add oil additive (such as STP or Rislone) to reduce burning (it may slow the leak a bit too).

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