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What a night !!! no-one to blame but myself

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by ginna104, Aug 5, 2009.

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    tonight i thought it would be good to have a ride to leeds bradford airport to wait for the girlfriend to land back from crawley so, i decide to pull onto a bit of ruff pot holed road to watch a few planes land and kill half hour !! as i pulled on my phone rang i picked it up and THUMP i'd gone down a massive pot hole and hit the sump !! being alloy it cracked and spewed all the oil out !!! just got recovered home now so well pee'd off !!! has any one got a alloy sump pan for a 2.8 v6 ack eng code audi a4 quattro ????

    cheers !!
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    dieselfitter251 Blow ma own trumpet?

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    pita. Sorry mate, that sh!t just happens. Glad no heavy damaged was incurred!
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    weldable?
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    I had my alloy sump on an old BMW E30 325i welded...
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    If not too bad chemical metal may help you out for a while, I had to do it on my 1.8T after hitting a speed hump lasted over 2 months without a leak and only replaced when I had the oil pump replaced.
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    ordered one from audi only 65 quid inc vat !!
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    Not sure what its like on the v6 but getting the sump off on a 1.8t is a real joy
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    Same on the V6 TBH. Engine lift and/or Subframe drop
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    are you kidding? i've never looked on my s4 yet. why does nearly everything involve removing the engine
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator

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    Have you looked at how crammed the engine bay is? :p
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    This thread has reminded me that i really need to look at making a sump guard, im now running 35 profiles on the font and the suspension is the lowest its ever been, if i smashed the sump id be sick as a chip
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    I would imagine the busted part on the V6 is the lower part - easier to replace than that of the 1,8T, which is all one piece.

    On the V6, the lower part replacement can be done without lowering the subframe / raising the engine.
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    I know my V8, and i think also Craigs S4, both have a two piece sump, with a cast alloy housing on the bottom of the block, then a pressed steel "pan" underneath.

    I would assume the 30v's are the same?

    If thats the case then changing the pressed steel pan shouldnt be too bad?
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    The ACK lower pan is also cast aluminium, and is easy to replace.

    Worth noting, there are 2 types - with and without provision for fitting the oil quality sensor.
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    its proper chocka my engine bay yes, even changing a bulb is a job for stick insect arms
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    as said its a 2 piece sump and it's the lower pan thats cracked, just put the car onto ramps the undid the 4 bolts on the antiroll bar then about 15 sump bolts and off it came, sealed the new one and put it back on, £73.00 i shouldn't have needed to spend though !!! but now iv'e learnt my lesson no off roading LOL
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    And no using your phone whilst on the move, I'd say you got off lightly.

    Out of interest, how low is your car?
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    hi mate ye no phone's iv'e been told by the missus !!! lol as far as i no mate its standard height but the crater was massive !!!
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