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

s3facelift09 Mar 9, 2013

  1. s3facelift09

    s3facelift09 Member

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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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  2. KevinF

    KevinF Member

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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.
     
  3. s3facelift09

    s3facelift09 Member

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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?
     
  4. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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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.
     
  5. s3facelift09

    s3facelift09 Member

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    Do you think that an oil change would flush it out, what if it stays stuck in the oil pan?
     
  6. chris.vincent3

    chris.vincent3 Own a BMW now, HOWEVER I still own VCDS! VCDS Map User

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    Drain it, then flush the engine then fill up with oil.
     
  7. autolatry

    autolatry Active Member

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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.
     
  8. s3facelift09

    s3facelift09 Member

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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..
     
  9. s3facelift09

    s3facelift09 Member

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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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