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    replacement sump; original or pattern-part?

    Hey,

    I've got to replace the sump in my '02 TDI quattro as it's cracked and I'm pitched between an original from "them" at £119.06 inc vat, or this;

    AUDI A3 QUATTRO 1.6 1.9 WITH SENSOR HOLE OIL SUMP PAN | eBay UK

    does anybody have any experience which could sway me either way...?

    Thanks

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    Pattern parts ones are fine IMO. I have one sat at home which I must get on and fit.

    Go with the link, it looks fine.
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    Really?

    did you source yours from the same place?

    Would you replace the 20 bolts round the edge at the same time?

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    I recently did mine. Wednesday in fact!

    I bought the hybrid sump of awesome gti.

    Abit expensive but its about 10mm shorter and has a steel bottom!

    Get them On awesome gti.

    Awesome - Hybrid 1.8T Shallow Sump Conversion Kit

    Thanks jordan
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    flashy stuff!

    £130 also!

    The webbed sides look cool!

    Did you replace all the bolts??

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    i don't think you need to replace the bolts... i certainly didn't when i cleaned out the sump and checked the pickup pipe, and it's been fine ever since... just make sure you use a good quality sealant... i used Hylomar Blue when i did mine as i had some left over from another job
    1999 A3 Quattro 1.8T Pics >>HERE
    2002 A4 Avant quattro 1.9 TDi

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    ok Thanks for that...

    I'll probably start by cleaning out the bolts a couple times in advance...

    Got the oil and the filter now. So just to recap;

    no-one here is aware of any horrifying problems where they try to refit non-original sumps and the things don't match??

    (although as Welly says; it'll be fine)

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    Dont think so mate. Mine fitted perfectly. I would invest in a can of brake cleaner and a piece of 1500grit+ sandpaper.

    Makes cleaning the area of which the contact seal is going to be made a damn sight easier. Just take your time when fitting the new one. Make sure everything is clean. To make the best possible chance of sealing .

    I done mine 1st time and not a drip/leak anywhere!
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    thanks for your help...

    JimP

 

 

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