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    Broken dip stick afraid it could damage engine.

    Hey Guys I picked up a 2001 S3 the other yesterday. Today I dipped it for oil just to make sure. So I removed the dipstick whipped it and re dipped this time on removal there was part of the orange plastic on the end of the dipstick where it had broken off. I am now worried more of it has come loose and fallen into the the bottom of the engine.
    So what I am wondering is can bits in the sumps get up into the engine and cause damage?

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    Possible mate to be on the safe side i would drop the oil just to be sure...
    2002 S3 8L, FORGE 007, R-TECH RE-MAPP, MILTEK CAT BACK NON-RESONATED, JETEX CONE FILTER AND 260 BHP ISH.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke2702 View Post
    Possible mate to be on the safe side i would drop the oil just to be sure...

    It may not pass out of the sump hole as I aint sure of the size.

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    The other option will be to take the oil sensor out and see if it comes out with that or completely remove the sump...
    2002 S3 8L, FORGE 007, R-TECH RE-MAPP, MILTEK CAT BACK NON-RESONATED, JETEX CONE FILTER AND 260 BHP ISH.......

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    Im no expert but I guess any pieces that could cause damage wouldnt be able to pass through the pick up pipe gauze, and would remain in the bottom of the sump..
    52 plate S3 / Ming Blue / 60K / Celtic Tuning Re-Map, Allegedly 278 Bhp-256 lb/ft (not proven/no chance)

 

 

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