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Piece of plastic on an oil level dipstick on S3 melted..HELP

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by s3facelift09, Mar 9, 2013.

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    I noticed this today, I never really paid much attention to the upper part of the dipstick, nore I ever heard of such a thing ever happened to anyone. I noticed that a little piece of plastic stabilizer was missing, it melted or broke somehow I don't know, and then for a procaution until I buy a new one, I ripped off the remaining plastic so it does not fall into the oil pan. I don't know when did this happen, and I'm afraid that a small piece that was missing when I noticed this ended up in the oil pan. I don't know could this cause something to the engine and because it's saturday I couldn't speak to my mechanic, so if someone knows something. I would be much obliged. I drove my car yesterday to MOT, everything was normal, did not notice anything unusual. I've done an oil change in september, and have passed 7k kilometers since. Should I maybe do an oil change?? fotografija.jpg
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    Dont know about the oil change question but mine fell apart in my hands quite recently. £8 from Audi to replace.
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    Ok, but I'm afraid that a tiny little bit fell in the oil pan.. I don't know could it do something to the engine?
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    It shouldn't do any harm if a small piece like in the picture fell in, but to be sure then an oil change would be the best thing complete with filter.
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    Do you think that an oil change would flush it out, what if it stays stuck in the oil pan?
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    Drain it, then flush the engine then fill up with oil.
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    Drop your sump and clean it out. There is always the possibility it could block you oil pick up pipe.
    But the chances are there will be nothing there.
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    Shoud I call a tow truck, or can I drive it to the dealer? I have 35 km to the dealers..
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    And I can't believe that on a 60 000 euro car, some plastic on a dipstick melts and fells in an oil pan.. I mean I am so mad, I would like to send this photo to the factory and ask them are they normal.. Why did it had to be made of plastic?
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