I have an Audi TT 2.0 TFSI 2007. I bought it in 2013 at 65 000 km (~40 000 miles) and it has now run 116 000 km (72 500 miles). When I bought it the previous owner told me that the engine used some oil, and that he had been told by Audi that this was normal. I also heard through other Audi owners that this was to be expected, and it has therefore not bothered me much. I just added some oil when needed. I have just been driving 10 -12 000 km a year, so topping up didn't happen often (but i never kept track of consumption).
After a friend of mine told me about his horror story, where he had to sell his A5 (EA888) with an engine drinking 1 ltr./qt / 1000 km with a major loss (rebuild estimated at over 7000 euros), I got a bit worried. I know it's not the same engine (EA113 vs. EA888), but I have a feeling that my consumption is rising, and I have therefore started measuring consumption. So far I seem to be burning 1 ltr/ 3 - 4 000 km (1900 - 2500 miles) with a lot of 6 km. (4 miles) trips (and a few longer). Soon testing it on a longer 500 km (300 miles) trip.
So to my question;
How much is the "typical" consumption for the EA113? I know Audi claims that anything under 0,5 liter/1000 km is to be expected, but what are peoples experiences?
I am worried that my piston rings are in need of a replacement...
Any input is most welcome!