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oil sump removal

Cam Jan 18, 2012

  1. Cam

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    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.
     
  2. Metro

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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.
     
  3. Metro

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  4. Cam

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    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.
     
  5. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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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.
     
  6. Cam

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    Did you lift the engine with a trolley jack or engine hoist?
     
  7. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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  8. Cam

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    please explain how
     
  9. S4_dan

    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro! VCDS Map User

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    Click on the purple writing and it will tell you how!
     
  10. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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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.
     
  11. Cam

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    Thankyou for your help
     
  12. Metro

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    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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