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Gotta Crack In My Sump!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by sparkyork, Aug 16, 2014.

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    [Aug 16, 2014]
    Hi all gotta s reg 1.8t that's got a tasty oil leak. I've been spraying with cleaner and found a crack in the sump near the plug, gonna go breakers yard, do other audi or vw have same sumps and gaskets or sealant etc
    Any tips welcomed
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    [Aug 16, 2014]
    Search Volks bits on google new sump is 25 quid they also sell the sealer or look on ebay at the seller
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    I also recently suffered a "crack" in my sump, literally around the plug! lol
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    No gasket available, any RTV sealant should be good, use it sparingly though! . . Worth mentioning that some earlier 20vt sumps don't have a hole for the oil level sensor. Make sure you know which one you're buying!
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    Crickey that is a crack!
    Mines only about an inch long, but don't know if it's the main cause of oil leakage, I get a lot from above the rear of the engine, I'm wonder if at speed the oil could be spraying out of the crack and swirling around the rear? I've also got a split breather hose at the front which also sprays on to the fan! Don't think mines got the oil sensor
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    The ones without the oil level sensor hole still fit and you can get a sensor blank for a tenner
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    I have taken this picture also with 4 different sumps gets annoying after smashing 4 lol
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    Didn't manage to find a sump but did find a proper dipstick tube and charcoal filter pipe.
    What's ppls thoughts on a crack in the sump causing oil behind engine but higher than were the crack is?
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    Cheers tufty, wonder if a retro fit is poss for a oil sensor. Think the crack is bigger than I thought needs sorting this week or it'll be bye bye engine!
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