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    My Sump Smashing Saga

    Right after a bit of advice really before i smash sump number 5! I have a 1999 A3 1.8t AGU the car is rather low and the roads around the UK are poor to say the least rather than higher the car up (bit difficult as adjuster ring is seized) what do people think to the idea of having a 3 mm or 4 mm plate welded to the sump to strengthen it as i know somebody who can do this for a good price he's a welder by trade or has anybody had experience with shallow sumps? Although to be honest Im not overly keen on the idea of the car holding less oil just looking for some ideas really because its only a matter of time before i do it again also anyone with a reasonably priced sump for sale let me know cheers lee

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    I think bigger tyres would sort your problem Lee, but you would lose that 'slammed' look! Have you seen the slammed grey LCR driving around? That guy takes the long way home to avoid speedbumps! lol


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    I have a mate with a bora that keeps smashing sumps and has just ordered a shallower sump, by about 1/2 litre I think he said. This is why I like my standard hight, speed bumps at 25mph are problem! Lol.
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    I do that I avoid speed bumps as much as possible but it's potholes/dips in the road that give most problems tbh bigger tyres when I need tyres may well be a option

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    Here's the sump I modified when I had a TT that was very low. Survived 2 years worth of abuse!
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    Ive got a spare AGU (no sensor sump) if you wanna buy a spare one?

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    I modified a steel sump from a golf mk2 GTD to fit my Scirocco, which doesn't seem to sit any lower than the bell-housing, and in my experience will take one hell of a beating (well the one on the old 8v GTI lump that was in the Scirocco did anyway). That's on an AEB though, I'm not sure if you could do the same with the other engines. (I'm pretty sure the AEB has its oil-pump driven differently and in a different place, the mk2 pick-up pipe bolted straight up.)

    Does anyone make a sump guard you could fit? It'd be a much nicer solution than just reinforcing the sump it's self as that way you're not clouting the engine at all. I know you can get them for Leons as a local chap I know ordered one for his LCR the day he bought it having smashed a couple of sumps on his old A3 diesel haha.
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    I'd say a sump guard as well, if you strengthen your sump who's to say something else won't break instead?

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    raise your engine on its mounts. And if the guy that posted about a -1/2 litre sump, that isn't a lot to lose. and get it reinforced.

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    A quick google's thrown up this:

    PSI Shallow Sump (Petrol) > Engine > Golf Mk4 1998-2004 > VW Golf > VAG Specialists > PSI Tuning - VW Specialists

    No idea about compatibility though. Depending on how low you are raising the engine probably would be a good plan though. Otherwise with more sump clearance you'll just move onto clouting the gearbox, which could get expensive quick!
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    The only thing I was thinking is if I raise the engine won't that bring the shafts closer to the chassis this could prove a problem as there's not a lot of clearance already I will look into shallow simp but I think my best bet is a plate welded to the sump and free the adjuster off an higher the car a touch an maybe some 45 profile tyres rather than 40 profile cheers everyone

 

 

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