So yesterday I embarked on changing the elbow pipe that breaks on all VAG 1.8T engines. The old one came out after about an hour in about 50 pieces, the hoover made sure all wreckage was removed.
Went to fit the replacement which is a Febi Bilstein part and it simply would not fit properly in the hole in the oil filter assembly for love nor money.
Basically I can't get it to fit far enough into the hole (no sniggering at the back there!) to engage the circlip through the slots in the housing. So it's essentially as it was before with the oil smell since the joint isn't sealed.
Has anyone else this issue? There just isn't quite enough space to get a vernier in to check the bores against the side of the pipe end.
Febi Bilstein any good? They seem to sell shed loads of aftermarket parts, can't believe it would be so wrong as to not fit properly.