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Militant-Grunt
11-18-2006, 10:40 PM
Was driving over to a friend house with four friends in the car (so the car was sitting lower than it normally would, there are two huge dips in the road, miss the first one, hit the second one, on top of the dip there is a manhole cover. Nailed the oil pan and one of the metal coolant lines (I think)

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/2781/picture004jp9.jpg

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/805/picture009ql3.jpg

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5325/picture010ty9.jpg

Re5pectThe_Cuz
11-18-2006, 10:43 PM
man that sucks. that actually happened to a friend of mine as well and she needed a whole new pan

Militant-Grunt
11-18-2006, 10:43 PM
http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture006sc3.jpg

http://img205.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture008va0.jpg

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/2671/picture003dv2.jpg

sandnessmj
11-19-2006, 02:33 AM
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why I'm in NO rush to lower my car...

Sucks man, hope it doesn't set you back too far to fix it.

rms-s4
11-19-2006, 03:52 AM
those oil pans take 30 minutes to change and are pretty cheap too

AudiSport12
11-19-2006, 06:31 AM
that sucks man.
similar happened to my buddy, atlquattro, with his oil pan on his 2.8.

k0mpresd
11-19-2006, 07:21 AM
Originally posted by rms-s4
those oil pans take 30 minutes to change and are pretty cheap too
1.8t pans take longer than 30 mins to change

the subframe has to be lowered or the engine has to be raised...a lot

audimanj
11-19-2006, 08:57 AM
hahahb right the oil pan takes 30 min to change.. lets talk a few hours... I have an oil pan laying around send me a PM

Stefan
11-19-2006, 09:12 AM
I changed mine last year.Lower subframe , lift engine and other small things .Takes about 4 hours.You also need new subframe bolts and after your done, an alignment.

AUD-A4
11-19-2006, 09:47 AM
i just changed my lower pan and it took like 30mins!!!! it cost me 300bux but it was an easy job. just make sure u get a gasket when u buy the pan.

onemoremile
11-19-2006, 10:03 AM
^^ You have a 2.8. The 1.8T is a completely different animal.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_2875.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_2878.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_2879.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_2882.jpg

staubach333
11-19-2006, 10:04 AM
I dont think his car is lowered...

onemoremile
11-19-2006, 10:06 AM
Originally posted by Stub333
I dont think his car is lowered...

Seriously? Take a peek at his sig. See the 1.5" lowering kit in there?

98 A4 1.8T GIAC Chip, Forge 007 DV, Carbonio Intake, SPEC Stage II Clutch, H&R 1.5'' lowering kit, bilstein shocks. 20% Tint.




I hate to keep sounding like the old man on the forum but such drastic lowering hurts handling and is just not worth it. Way to make the car undriveable.

Militant-Grunt
11-19-2006, 04:39 PM
I may have damaged more than just the oil pan.

http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/3135/1000014gd8.jpg

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/1659/1000007bx3.jpg
That image brings a tear to my eye.


The previous owner told me its 1.5 inches, is it? I dont know you tell me.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/6300/audiao0.jpg

To me it looks like its an inch lower than stock. On top of that you shouldnt be talking 'one more mile' from just looking at your sig your car is lowered as well.

onemoremile
11-19-2006, 08:06 PM
That was a pic right after a track day. It wasn't that low for more than a week. It was too low for daily driving and was actually slower on the track then when it was closer to stock sport height and had better camber and toe curves. I only lowered it that far to prove my point that over-lowering would be worse not better. So yes, I can talk because I do know better. I can also say that my oil pan is completely intact and has always been so.

onemoremile
11-19-2006, 08:08 PM
Your car looks like it is lowered more in the front than in the rear. If those Bilstein struts are grooved you may want to take advantage of the down time and raise it up a bit.

k0mpresd
11-19-2006, 08:11 PM
looks like only the pan..not much else down there to really tear up

the subframe and the pan seem to be the lowest parts of the car

i bang my subframe on speed bumps sometimes..did it today as a matter of fact

and your car looks ~1.5" mine is supposed to be ~1.9" in the front, i have 50 series tires on stock 16's, and my car looks a lot lower than yours...i still dont think its very low though

good luck w/ the pan...i took mine off w/ my car on a lift and it was still a biatch [mad]

Poopie
11-19-2006, 08:12 PM
do you have a belly pan?

onemoremile
11-19-2006, 08:28 PM
See how that silver subframe brace is bent back in the middle? That is a 50 pound lump of steel that got whacked when the car was too low.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_2879.jpg

gcann
11-19-2006, 09:02 PM
Hey there im new to this forum... and i drive a vw but am lookin to get into a audi soon....
anyway back on topic..
how fast were you goin... i drive a car way lower then yours and ive never hit anything that bad.. i understand that the road was rough there .. but part of driving a low car is knowing how to drive a low car...

Militant-Grunt
11-19-2006, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by gcann
Hey there im new to this forum... and i drive a vw but am lookin to get into a audi soon....
anyway back on topic..
how fast were you goin... i drive a car way lower then yours and ive never hit anything that bad.. i understand that the road was rough there .. but part of driving a low car is knowing how to drive a low car...

You cant really tell from the pictures, but I had a friend drive through the same area with a 4x4 durango with a lift kit, and it still managed to judder his car up and down a lot. Its a lot deeper than the pictures reveal.

What the pictures dont show is the hit coolant line, ill be at the car tommorow, going to have to get it towed from the front of my friends house, ill take more pictures to show extent of the damage.

gcann
11-19-2006, 09:12 PM
that sucks... my car would be missing a bumper if i drove through it...

good luck with fixing your car..

onemoremile
11-19-2006, 10:37 PM
There is a spot on a road that I frequently drive that is like that. It is a fairly shallow depression the width of the lane with a raised manhole cover right at the end of it. The suspension compresses right as the car goes over the cover. Nasty spot. When my car was lower I whacked the front sway bar on it. If it wasn't for that bar I probably would have popped the pan too.

1 ate T
11-20-2006, 06:06 AM
Sucks man, hope you get it worked out..

On a side note.. I personally am in love with my 2" drop. I got really shitty roads, and driveways too before someone says somethin about that.

tanklee
11-20-2006, 01:33 PM
Same thing happened to me in nyc...there was a hole the size of a volleyball in the oil pan...cost me around 400 bucks to fix. and im lowered on H&R Race springs and konis... [:(]

SoFresh
11-20-2006, 11:49 PM
Wow, that sucks... I scrapped by front bumper today, I always got to get out and look, lol