We travelled many miles and went to look at a shiney TQS Avant for our leader, she looked great for the cost, checked all the usual stuff history was good, but cam belt was due again. The car sounded great drove well no ratles or squeeks.
Done the deal, and off we went. 100 miles later we had the 3 beeps of death (THE OIL LIGHT ).
Couldn't believe it she had sounded perfect when cold and warm, all the checks under the sun didn't highlight this issue
So nursed it home and set it about this....
Right, Who says our Admin knows nothing about Audis!
We had seen/ heard it might be possible to get the sump off with the engine in situ.
access to the sump is limited.
So out with the trolley jack after removing the nuts on the bottom of the engine mounts.
Now that the engine was raised the sump bolts were all accessable once the jack positioning had been swapped to allow removal of the snub mount brackets to access the last few sump bolts.
This got us into this position.
What ever we did the sump would not clear to be removed.
Soooooooooo. A plan was formulated. If you have just a blocked strainer, this will allow you to get to the strainer mounting bolts to remove it and clean. We were looking at fitting a new pump.
I removed the strainer and undid the pump mounting bolts, it would wiggle around but still wouldnt come out.
We took the lid off the old pump and then something funny happened.
The rest or the pump would then clear to be removed