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2.0TFSI - Pickup pipe change interval

wuta3 Apr 2, 2013

  1. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    Having encountered the dreaded oil-pressure issue and survived, i'm always twitchy about it rearing its ugly face again. What milage would people recommend replacing the pickup pipe again? Considering it is only £30 in parts, i'd rather be safe than sorry. (driving style, short runs, lots of hills/engine load, "spirited" driving ;) )

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Really on an A3, didn't know these had the issue, interesting, can you expand.
     
  3. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    Reg oil changes at about 6k should keep it at bay...
     
  4. bmh.01

    bmh.01 Member

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    As above, the pickup is the symptom not the problem. "Longlife" servicing is a terrible concept.
     
  5. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    Really Nigel?

    Basically, low oil pressure dash warning, no fault codes. Drive it and engine goes pop (obviously) due to the pickup pipe mesh getting blocked full of engine gunk. When it happened 6 months ago (threads on here about it) everyone reported it was a very common issue and I should ensure the garage examine it. Sure enough, blocked pickup pipe £20 quid part saved the engine.

    So, 6 months on, I have no idea how frequently this can occur, all I know is on the 1.8 and 2.0 TFSI engines it is a common issue.
     
  6. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    Car hasn't been on long life schedule. Annual servicing.
     
  7. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers. About due one then. Though I was under the impression that it was **** buildup in the sump that caused it and an oil change doesn't do all that much (read about it on here and various VW/Audi forums). Many were scrubbing the sump out and refitting it every so often.
     
  8. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Yeah I always thought this was only A4 associated, good to know, thanks.
     
  9. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    Yea lots of horror stories about of people taking their A3 (2.0TFSI) to Audi due to oil pressure warning ... audi sending the car back because "there were no fault codes" ... then bang. I read that it was a PITA for 1.8 owners too but much worse in 2.0
     
  10. hp88

    hp88 New Member

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    No mention of this from Audi at the last service but my indie was telling me about this when I had my cambelt changed. How many hours of labour am I looking at? Thanks
     
  11. Sevv

    Sevv Pushing the limits..

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    yeah im changing mine on friday this week the long life servicing is pretty bad concept as other said... i change my oil every 3000K miles which helps but its better to be safer then sorry i treat it like the cam belt to be honest 20-30 pounds is better then a entire engine build
     
  12. Rhyso

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    It plagued the 1.8T engines in the 8L and MK4 Golf. I know of several people who's engines have gone bang as a result :(

    think its about an hours or so work. Its a sump off job
     
  13. olethalb

    olethalb Active Member

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    good quality oil and regular changes should keep it clear, you can never be too sure how well a car has been maintained by previous owner.

    a little side note, a lot of them i've fitted (mainly 1.8T) have had the sump off at some point - you can tell as they've used too much sealer to refit the sump and it's clogged the gauze on the pick up pipe. so don't put too much gasket sealer on the sump when refitting.
     

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