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sump sealant or gasket?

harvey01 Aug 27, 2012

  1. harvey01

    harvey01 Member

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    as above i can get the gasket from euro car parts but ive not got a tps near me or will audi do it off the shelf ?
     
  2. S4 Muzza

    S4 Muzza oww! my giant blue head!

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    OEM sealant is the way to go, part number is D176404A2. Found this on ebay, very good price. If i remember correctly i paid around 20 quid for a tube last year.
     
  3. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    The 20v turbo doesn't use a sump gasket...

    Use the OEM sealent... anything lese simply leaks..

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  4. Sam_

    Sam_ Down under

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    You can get a gasket though Tuffty. There's a part number floating about. That said, I'm doing my sump pretty shortly (and pickup) and I've got OEM sealant to use.
     
  5. harvey01

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    got some today £20.97 raping sl~~s:wtf:
     
  6. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Yes, I am aware there is a gasket but never seen one fitted to a production car... not sure which 20v's they were made for or if its a third party part but no 20v I have ever worked on has had one or needed one... its an extra rubber bit that is likely to fail through heat/oil (and lets face it there is enough rubber bits on our engines already doing that without adding more) and an extra face for a potential oil leak...

    The only time I have seen one fitted was to a Mk2 Golf with an AGU 20v conversion... never replaced it though when we rebuilt the engine...

    VAG sump sealant is the most reliable method of sealing sumps I have used to date... not even Bills Ibiza sump leaks using this stuff and thats spanked around a track...

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  7. harvey01

    harvey01 Member

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    i used it tonight made shore i put plenty on so i dont have to do it again .Going to leave it overnight then fill it up and run it for a bit and fingers crossed
     

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