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redflagquattro
12-19-2008, 01:52 AM
Cracked the oil pan on the A4 today..kinda sucks. Just wondering if how many of you guys have replaced the pan and how you went about finding a new one stealership, yard, etc. Just trying to find the cheapest option.

CapstoneJHS
12-19-2008, 02:00 AM
This it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-Truck-Parts-Accessories__OEM-VW-PASSAT-AUDI-A4-1-8T-Engine-Oil-Pan_W0QQitemZ200288994244QQadiZ2865QQadnZCarQ20Q26 Q20TruckQ20PartsQ20Q26Q20AccessoriesQQcmdZViewItem QQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item2 00288994244&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A543|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

Wyo_A4
12-19-2008, 09:00 AM
My cars been through two of them while i've owned it. I got them both from a family friend that runs a european repair shop for the price he gets them for.

sean1.8t
12-19-2008, 10:07 AM
My cars been through two of them while i've owned it. I got them both from a family friend that runs a european repair shop for the price he gets them for.

cool. are you just bragging? because that helps nothing unless you are offering it to the OP

anyways.

here you go man

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-Truck-Parts-Accessories__New-OEM-VW-PASSAT-AUDI-A4-QUATTRO-1-8T-Engine-Oil-Pan_W0QQitemZ120341395964QQadiZ2865QQadnZCarQ20Q26 Q20TruckQ20PartsQ20Q26Q20AccessoriesQQcmdZViewItem QQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item1 20341395964&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A543%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

kampfer
12-19-2008, 11:11 AM
had the same thing happen to me real early when I got my car like a month after I got the car in fact, I got a new oil pan from EBAY for like $80 and it turned out it was for a B6 not a B5 well I couldnt return it because it was a 7 day money back warranty I was a day late. Well then I found out that I had to do a lot of work to get it out so in my rush to get driving again I drained the oil and JB welded the crack, yeah I know it was dumb but it held for a few months no problems then it started dripping a little a small drip so I just got it replaced. but you know I am sure it would have held with a little maintenance and some new JB weld. Bottom line just JB weld it if it's not too bad like a hair line crack like I had otherwise just get one on EBAY or ask AP specialists they should have one, and they cant be more then $80.

boostedup
12-19-2008, 11:18 AM
[eek]^^^don't listen to this guy

get a used oil pan and change it. unless you want your jb weld to come off on the road, loose all oil pressure, and destroy your motor.

kampfer
12-19-2008, 11:20 AM
HAHAH I knew that was going to happen, I changed it eventually. But yeah dont do what I did just replace it.

bassed
12-19-2008, 12:27 PM
I'm in the Philly area, I have a spare pan for a 2001 1.8T NIB if you want it. I'll check my receipts to see what I paid, it was slightly north or 80.00 though. I have it now you van pick it up on Sunday or swing by ASP where I will be all day 12/20/2008 and grab it. Another option which would involve waiting would be used from car-parts.com

sixfiveoh
12-19-2008, 12:38 PM
Oh man where were you guys with those eBay links when I cracked mine? [:p] I bought one off MJM for $125. It was a huge PITA to swap them, you have to drop the subframe and raise the motor by loosening the mounts, not a fun task when you're working on the street outside your house.

sean1.8t
12-19-2008, 02:28 PM
[eek]^^^don't listen to this guy

get a used oil pan and change it. unless you want your jb weld to come off on the road, loose all oil pressure, and destroy your motor.

jb weld is perfectly fine for small cracks. you're hardly going to loose all your oil and oil pressure through a hairline crack.

jb weld is quick and simple to use. much easier and cheaper than replacing the pan all for one crack.

just regularly check the oil level and status of the weld and you will be good to go until you get it fixed later on

boostedup
12-19-2008, 02:30 PM
jb weld is perfectly fine for small cracks. you're hardly going to loose all your oil and oil pressure through a hairline crack.

jb weld is quick and simple to use. much easier and cheaper than replacing the pan all for one crack.

just regularly check the oil level and status of the weld and you will be good to go until you get it fixed later on

i hear what your saying, OR you can just fix it right, and not worry about your oil levels. that's all i was saying.

kampfer
12-19-2008, 02:41 PM
Well all I had was a hair line crack, that was dripping a bit so after a few days without moving the car I would get a small spot on the floor I was not sure why so I checked lines for hours until I noticed that the oil was coming out of the oil pan it self I had to lay there for like 30min until I saw a drip fall, so I looked online for an oil pan blablabla wrong one JB weld it bam fixed for over 6 months until I got it fixed and not because of any problems just thought I should fix it.

sean1.8t
12-19-2008, 02:59 PM
i hear what your saying, OR you can just fix it right, and not worry about your oil levels. that's all i was saying.

well you should be regularly checking fluid levels in your car anyways. so it's not like it's extra work. and it's not hard or time consuming at all. takes less than 1 minute to do.

all im saying is you are just wasting time and money at that point. if there is a simpler and cheaper way to achieve the same results, then why not take it.....

redflagquattro
12-19-2008, 04:54 PM
I'm in the Philly area, I have a spare pan for a 2001 1.8T NIB if you want it. I'll check my receipts to see what I paid, it was slightly north or 80.00 though. I have it now you van pick it up on Sunday or swing by ASP where I will be all day 12/20/2008 and grab it. Another option which would involve waiting would be used from car-parts.com

Awsome Ian. I'll be grabbing it from you then. I was going to PM you anyway when this happened since i figured you'd probably have a spare.

Thanks for the input though as well guys.