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replacement sump; original or pattern-part?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jimmp, Jun 16, 2011.

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    Pattern parts ones are fine IMO. I have one sat at home which I must get on and fit.

    Go with the link, it looks fine.
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    Really?

    did you source yours from the same place?

    Would you replace the 20 bolts round the edge at the same time?
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    flashy stuff!

    £130 also!

    The webbed sides look cool!

    Did you replace all the bolts??
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    i don't think you need to replace the bolts... i certainly didn't when i cleaned out the sump and checked the pickup pipe, and it's been fine ever since... just make sure you use a good quality sealant... i used Hylomar Blue when i did mine as i had some left over from another job
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    ok Thanks for that...

    I'll probably start by cleaning out the bolts a couple times in advance...

    Got the oil and the filter now. So just to recap;

    no-one here is aware of any horrifying problems where they try to refit non-original sumps and the things don't match??

    (although as Welly says; it'll be fine)
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    Dont think so mate. Mine fitted perfectly. I would invest in a can of brake cleaner and a piece of 1500grit+ sandpaper.

    Makes cleaning the area of which the contact seal is going to be made a damn sight easier. Just take your time when fitting the new one. Make sure everything is clean. To make the best possible chance of sealing :).

    I done mine 1st time and not a drip/leak anywhere!
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    thanks for your help...

    JimP
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