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Oil leak after oil change

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by danger S3, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. danger S3
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    :crying: so i did an oil change yesterday and it all went well then after a wee drive i got home and checked under for leaks from the filter to see if i needed to tighten it at all and oh look there is a leak

    problem is it doesn't look like its coming from the filter. it runs from vertically in-line with the filter but looks like it starts from where the sump joins the block or just above it, im hoping its not the sump seal as that's a pain in the bottom

    it runs where the red marks go in this pic, any ideas what it could be?

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    its gonna be difficult to tell untill you give it a clean and drive it around: the oil couldve been splash-back from a spil... i know this from experience when i gave my car to a local garage to change the oil, only for the monkey not to change the washer for the drain. took me a couple of days to work it out. never again!
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    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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    Drive the car around a little and see how you get on - when I had my last service I all of a sudden had the dreaded oil marks on the driveway but it appears to have been nothing more than a bit of spilt oil somewhere which took it's time to drip off.
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    did you wipe the oil off the block after you changed the filter?
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    cheers for the responses guys

    after some driving around it looks like it was just a pool of oil on the block below the oil filter. I thought I had put enough rags up there to soak it all up but obviously not

    im very relieved tbh, i was worrying it was the sump leaking and i wasn't planning on dropping that till the summer to change the oil pump

    after i realised it wasn't leaking it snowed and i went and had loads of fun :laugh:
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    3hZ Audi's make the world go round

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    It's funny you should say that, I did an engine flush, changed oil pump/Filter/Oil, and low and behold noticed an oil leak :banghead: wiped the sump and surrounding area. No leak (big sigh of relief) :)

    That was Thursday just gone 6th Jan.
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