Got a '00 1.8T (Engine Code ATW), and have been using oil for some time (since switching to synthetic), and finally had some time to record how much (about 1/2 quart for 800 miles, so below the "accepted VW rate of 1 qt/1000 miles, which I've NEVER had in any engine, even my crappy old Ford Escorts!!!) Well, while trying to diagnose a P0411 issue with the Secondary Air Pump, I noticed a trace of oil from the turbo outlet down to the Plastic pipe that runs across the front of the car to the Intercooler. Well, I also noticed that the valve cover gasket is leaking so at first attributed it to that, since I didn't see any sign of oil in the Throttle Body. Was digging around some more today, and decided just for giggles to pull off the rubber hose at the bottom of the Intercooler, and my worst fears were confirmed, there was some black oil pooled there in the bottom of the intercooler, leading me to believe the internal oil seal is shot on the Turbo. The car has 96,000 miles on it, and I'm pretty sure without talking to the dealer, that they will say that oil usage is "normal". Well, sorry, oil being burned by the rings a bit might be "normal" and the worn valve cover gasket doesn't bother me so much, but a major engine component shouldn't be losing oil like this. So, by VW's definition it is not "bad" yet, but the 100k PT Warranty is fast approaching, and I don't want to wait till it fails before replacing it when rightfully it is on its way to failure now and should be replaced NOW. How can I go about preventing this. By getting them to diagnose it now, and then going back to fight them after the 100K PT expires, or what? What are my options? Any suggestions greatly appreciated.