Audi TT Oil Dipstick
Problems Related With the Audi TT Oil Dipstick
The most basic bit of car maintenance in the book is engine oil care. It's the easiest maintenance exercise to practice. Doing this will also certainly increase the life of the engine. However, car owners check the engine oil to keep it from getting low. Why not take a look at the instrument that lets you do that? Your oil dipstick is the simple device that shows you if the engine oil level and condition is at the optimum level. This is important because overfilled, dirty or contaminated oil can be almost dangerous. Below are some of the problems that involve the oil dipstick.
Broken due to rust and corrosion
Oil dipsticks fitted in your Audi TT are made of thin sheet metal that can get damaged overtime due to rust and corrosion. You must always remember that the oil dipstick is situated right in the heart of the engine where all the magic happens. And by magic, that means all the pressure, combustion, and equally high-stress processes. In the middle of it all, the oil dipstick is stuck there, unprotected. So expect it to break once in a while.
This isn't really a problem that is connected with the oil dipstick. However, this could be effectively figured out with none other than by the oil dipstick itself. Since the oil dipstick is the only thing that takes a reading of the level and condition of the engine oil, it's the only thing that can say if the engine is overfilled with oil. Overfilling the engine with oil isn't necessarily a bad thing. But oil is a very active component in the combustion of fuel and it can spew out of the engine through the oil dipstick. This can make the engine look messy and smell bad. At some point, it may even damage other car parts like the dipstick.
This problem is closely related to that of overfilling in terms of the resulting problem it delivers, but the main difference is the cause. When your engine becomes an oil-spurting machine even if the engine isn't overfilled with oil, then that means there's too much pressure in the crankcase. Oil can travel upwards and exit from the dipstick opening if there's too much pressure.