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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Cam, Jan 18, 2012.

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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    I own a 1999 model audi a4 1.8t quattro.
    I need to remove the sump as oil pressure warning light is flashing. According to haynes repair manual a engine hoist is needed to do this job. Does anyone know if it is possible to remove sump without a engine hoist. Any advice etc would be appreciated.
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    I know the A3 1.8t engine is just a case of axel stands/ramp to get to it underneath, very simple, Haynes manuals tend to over do things, take the sump guard off and take a look under your car, I'm 99% sure it will be the same. There's a thread on sump removal on an s3 on here, check it out.
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    Thanks for your reply. it looks similar but would also like to hear from someone who has removed sump from 1999 a4 quattro as i dont want to start the job then realise i havent got the correct equipement.
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    You need to lift the engine off the engine mounts, remove full front end and snub mount and jack/lift the engine to allow the sump to pass over the subframe iirc have done it on a 1.8 ADR which is basically the same but none turbo, A3 is a lot easier as the engine is transverse.
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    Did you lift the engine with a trolley jack or engine hoist?
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    please explain how
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    Click on the purple writing and it will tell you how!
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    Well I had the car on a two post and used a transmission jack minus the cradle to jack the engine on the a/c pump mounting bracket which gave enough clearance to remove the sump.
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    Thankyou for your help
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    I apologize for bad info mate, same thing happened with mine, red oil can of doom! Guess I should have looked into it first! Good luck with the repair!
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