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Sump gasket???

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by andya3turbo, Jun 17, 2012.

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    I will soon be changeing the oil and filter, i am also planning to remove the sump and clean the pickup pipe, but what i have read the a3 sump uses sealent not a gasket anybody know what to reseal it with? :uhm:
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    Vag specific sealant from tps £7 , it's brilliant. Done mine other week.

    Only use vag one!
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    VAG sealant all day long... there is a 'how to' in the stickies for doing the sump...

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    Part number ...... Sd176404a2. Sealant , sorry it was £15.90

    Bolts were. Pn. Sn90735604. 20 of them. £8

    New sump plug. Pn. N90813202. £1.50.

    All for my s3 2002 bam but sealant the same , and my discount on that from tps.
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    Cheers for the info guys, :icon_thumright:
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    Yes, remember to let it dry and don't fill with oil straight away.
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    i would use the vag part!

    i have listed part number and price for you. is it a job you want to do again?

    if not i would stick to vag parts mate, and as above let the sealant dry, i left it 48 hours before putting oil back in.

    let us know how you get on................
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    I used the stuff he linked to, its what they sell at GFS. Worked a treat and smelt and looked exactly the same as the vag stuff i'd used before.

    Theres no need to wait 48 hours, i left it overnight but an hour would do i'm sure.
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    The Elring stuff is now red instead of the white like OE, I have used it on my sump and so far is fine
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    Did mine last saturday
    personally I'd use the original vw sealer as its more like putty than silicone, I waited about an hour before filling back up with oil and mines fine
    rather than clean the pick up pipe just get a new one as there only about £8 and I think you'd struggle to clean it properly as its a very small mesh and you may not get all the **** out!
    Take your time doing it as the bolts are slightly offset where the sump goes into the gear box so be carefull not to cross tread!
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    Yeh I agree the vag one is more of a putty, much better in my opinion
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