A4 2.5 TDi Quattro Ground Clearance Problems
Since picking up a nice S plate with 95k (now 103k) I have managed to ground out and have to replace both the auto gearbox sump and the crankcase sump. Both these items looked pre damaged and neither occurred during Dukes of Hazard driving, just landing after a humback bridge jump and later hitting a sleeping policeman. So it's ground clearance rather than anything I'm doing. The whole car is a bit wallowy over humpy roads but rock steady on the motorway at 100+.
Are these things bad for ground clearance anyway or is the the damping shot and/or springs getting old and compressed ? The mud flaps also ground out regularly (masking the sound of any real damage) when landing after a big hump or colection of smaller humps - suggests damping not working.
The last thing I want to do is make the ground clearance worse with Chav suspension so I only want advice on OE/pattern or quality replacement stuff that maintains the standard ride height thanks.