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How do you fix a cracked oil pan on an Audi?
Call a rollback and have it delivered to your local VW stealership along with your CC info! There are two bolts that are litterally under the transmission that cannot be moved… by anything in your toolbox. I had a Snap-on tools truck for half an hour and we came up with nothing to get on the head of these two bolts. As far as I can gather the engine/transmission has to be separated to accomplish taking these two bolts out. Other than that it looks easy! I'll be calling the rollback tomorrow and setting the mason jar of removable bolts on the passenger side seat for the stealership to reinstall on the new pan after secretly removing these two 10mm headed stubborn bolts. Good luck!!!! Hi, I just replaced the oil pan on my 98 Beetle, and the procedure is the same for the 99. You need a 10 mm socket to remove the 18 bolts around the pan, and then you need a special tool sold by snap-on that to mee looks like an Alan wrench built onto the bottom half of a socket. You need a size 5. What would also work would be an Alan wrench with the little ball on the end and something to hold onto to give you leverage. Apparently the little hex-type hole in the middle of the 10mm bolts is for just this purpose. Hello, I just helped a friend remove the oil pan on his daughters 99 beetle. We finally found a tool to get to the two hard to get to bolts. What you need is a 5mm ball end Allen wrench. They sell them about anywhere tools are sold. We got ours at a harbour freight store for $7.99 for a whole set. I noticed sears has then too. It took about 2 minutes to get the bolts out. He had a crack welded up in the pan for $35.00. Bought a new gasket for $16.00 and was back on the road the same day.
I have the exact car, 2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8, and removed the belly pan several years ago when it cracked (bottoming out on a steep driveway). I haven't found a compelling r…eason to put it back on, and I find it much easier to change the oil now - in fact you don't have to lift the car at all because on the A4 the oil filter and drain bolt are right out front and easy to access, if the belly pan is off. If you read Audiworld forums etc. they say the belly pan is necessary to protect against splashes, rocks, etc. but I have not found that to be the case, and there is no apparent damage or wear. I suppose there might be accelerated wear and tear that is not visible to the eye. They also say it improves mileage, which may be the case. But changing oil without having to get ramps or lift the car is awesome.
Just remove the oil pan and repair or replace it.
To fix an Audi 80 oil light beep noise, you will have to find outwhat the problem is. Check to see if you are leaking oil. If you donot see any leaks on the ground, you may ha…ve to change the oil andthe filter. You could have a leak in your drip pan. You should havethe vehicle checked out by a mechanic.
I did this on my daughter's VW oil pan and never had a problem. Clean, clean and clean area. For insurance, take a small cloth, put a little alcohol on it and wipe one more ti…me. Then mix up some JB weld and apply to hole. You may want to let the JBweld set up a little before applying, this will keep it from running. Let sit for at least 24hrs. before refilling with oil.
Even if you manage to glue it together, the inherent weakness is going to cause the crack, or another one, to reappear. Revisit the supports for the shower pan and replace it.… If the shower pan is well-supported, cracks should not recur.
could be free, depends if you've got a welder or not or know how to weld? other option i know of would be drain the oil, pull the oil pan. clean it up good and use j b weld(co…ld weld). I had that problem last year with my Audi A4, the j b weld is still there hard as metal.
replace pan (junk yard, used part) or find a somone who welds aluminum. New oil pan from the dealer would be expencive.
You replace it. It may be possible to have a professional welder weld the crack to seal it up again, but if its cracked then more than likely it got hit hard, and is too bent …out of shape to be saved anyway.
Can a cracked oil pan -- very small crack but also dented -- be fixed without removal rather than taken out and replaced on a 1994 Infiniti Q45?
I have braised (a special kind of weld) an oil pan in place before and it worked well. Oil is not explosive like gas. As long as your cautious you should be fine. Drain the oi…l first. You can also try JB Weld ( from the auto parts store) just clean the surface the best you can after you drain the oil. If it sticks it will work. Be sure to let it dry over night.
You basically got two options one is to try with engine cleaner additive from wynns or similar manufacturer. It all depends on how bad the sludge problem has become. If it is …a mild case the engine cleaner additive might do the trick. But if the sludge is of a major level then a engine flush done at a garage with a special machine is the way to go. And finally the last option if its really bad then a engine rebuild is what you have to do. Best regards /Martin Audi service engineer
If it is just a small crack, it can be fixed. If it is questionable than just replace. Junk yards are a great place to find good used inexpensive parts, or a good place for ne…w is partstrain.com. If it can be fixed you need to clean the surface inside and out. Be very careful to remove all dirt and grease, if you miss any the patch may leak. You can use a liquid weld for a patch. I would recommend JB Weld, use the 24 hour not the quick drying, it does not work as well. Follow the directions very closely to mix, and apply an even thin cote. Make it as smooth as possible so that you can apply a second cote if needed. Good Luck
If you take your Jeep on off-road adventures, you will eventually strike the oil pan on a large rock or hard surface, and the result could be a cracked oil pan. Many people de…cide to purchase a new oil pan, but for a lot less money, you can fix the oil pan on your Jeep. The most important part of patching a crack is getting a clean surface for the epoxy to adhere to. If done properly, a repaired oil pan will give you years of reliable service. . Step 1 Remove the oil drain plug from the oil pan and drain the oil into a drainage container. Allow all of the oil to drain before placing the plug back into the oil pan. . Step 2 Sand the cracked surface with 600-grit sandpaper until the surface of the oil pan is shiny. . Step 3 Cut a V-groove along the crack line with the side of a triangle file or small die-grinder. . Step 4 Wipe the area off with acetone to clean any sanding dust, dirt and oil from the surface. . Step 5 Place epoxy into the V-groove to seal the crack. Use an epoxy with a heat rating of 300 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Allow the epoxy at least 24 hours to fully cure before running the Jeep. .
You should buy a new one cause if u weld it, the metal pieces might get mixed with your food.
If it is leaking oil excessively you probably shouldn't. If the leaking oil was to reach the catalytic converter the oil could catch fire. Not to mention that everywhere you p…ark you will leave a mess and you will be adding oil constantly to the engine.