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stormscr3
02-23-2009, 02:31 PM
Looked under my car after a grocery run and saw a huge puddle of oil. I have a half inch indent/slit in the bottom of the pan. Anyone have any good sites or such that offer good prices. Please let me know ASAP. Thanks Guys

urS6Plus
02-23-2009, 02:33 PM
Looked under my car after a grocery run and saw a huge puddle of oil. I have a half inch indent/slit in the bottom of the pan. Anyone have any good sites or such that offer good prices. Please let me know ASAP. Thanks Guys

AutoZone, JB Weld. $5.

Seriously, I did that to my A4 when it happened, it held great!!! Just make sure u get it good and clean with break cleaner.

stormscr3
02-23-2009, 02:36 PM
Was that a temporary hold or permanent fix? And thanks for the quick response!!

biketsai
02-23-2009, 02:38 PM
Temporary fix. I would be skeptical about using that as a temp fix as well though.

nycats4
02-23-2009, 02:42 PM
Yeah i would use the JB for temp fixes. Take the pan off and bring it to a metal shop to weld it.

stormscr3
02-23-2009, 02:46 PM
Just called my trusted local shop said they would rather put a new one on then spot weld/repair it. Any recommendations on where to order a cheap durable pan that would get here quick???

seanriv
02-23-2009, 04:13 PM
JB weld. Mine has held great for 6 months!

AP-Specialties
02-23-2009, 04:16 PM
I have a oil pan. Sending you a PM now.

sean1.8t
02-23-2009, 04:29 PM
Just called my trusted local shop said they would rather put a new one on then spot weld/repair it. Any recommendations on where to order a cheap durable pan that would get here quick???

of coarse they would say that. think about it man.

if it's a small crack, then JB weld is the way to go until you have the funds/time to change it out. JB weld is proven. you just need to keep an eye on it. but there is no reasurance other than having a new pan.

it sounds like Rob's got a pan for you. but if not, MJM autohaus and ebay are a great way to go

SlipAngle
02-23-2009, 04:31 PM
Reminds me I need to order that Panzer skidplate. I cringe every time a drive over a sewer cap.

ghost6303
02-23-2009, 04:36 PM
JB weld would be good for getting the car patched up for the drive home or something so that you dont have to pay a flatbed. i really wouldnt drive on it for very long. and yes you can take it to a welder and get it patched, nothing wrong with that as long as the guy isnt an idiot and knows how to weld.

oneohone
02-23-2009, 04:40 PM
I pulled mine out and just replaced it. I wouldn't trust JB Weld under my baby.

ChumbaWumba
02-23-2009, 05:29 PM
Local junkyard

stormscr3
02-23-2009, 07:07 PM
Got JB Weld, drained the oil and sanded it down. Gonna clean it tomorrow with some throttle body sprayer and acetone and weld it up. I only need it to get to the gym for this week so i'm good. I'll try the show tomorrow to see if he'll spot weld it for me. (I'm guessing it's aluminum? If this doesn't work i'm gonna buy that lower oil pan from A&P.
Thanks everyone for your help- always there in the clutch!

Wyo_A4
02-23-2009, 10:30 PM
Mine had JB weld on it but its been a little over 2 months, theres a brand new one in the box sitting in my trunk waiting for a nice day and me to build a skidplate...

Does anyone have any pictures or details of custom skid plates? I have a bunch of extra aluminum thats pretty thick and don't want to pay $250 for a panzer plate

b5andm3
02-23-2009, 10:46 PM
man..

how low are you guys riding? I hate to keep mentioning my BMW cause I get harassed every time but I drive that at 22" fender to ground and never have these issues...

stormscr3
02-24-2009, 08:02 AM
Put it this way ... my straight through cats are about a half inch off the ground. I have a fully adjustable suspension but its been so damn cold up here i haven't been able to adjust it. Will soon but I also heard rhino lining the pan will help with cuts, it will only dent???

b5andm3
02-24-2009, 09:52 AM
Put it this way ... my straight through cats are about a half inch off the ground. I have a fully adjustable suspension but its been so damn cold up here i haven't been able to adjust it. Will soon but I also heard rhino lining the pan will help with cuts, it will only dent???


In the BMW world we have an x-brace that stiffens our chasis. It conveniently installs over the oil pan thus protecting it. Does audi/vw have anything of that sort?

sean1.8t
02-24-2009, 09:56 AM
nope. just a totally un-protected paper thin aluminum oil pan that is kind of a bitch to replace.

go Audi! [rolleyes]

b5andm3
02-24-2009, 09:59 AM
nope. just a totally un-protected paper thin aluminum oil pan that is kind of a bitch to replace.

go Audi! [rolleyes]

Im sure an aftermarket vendor could make something like it..

http://www.bmw-m.net/Gallery/xbrace/X-brace_installed.jpg

http://www.koperformance.com/BMW/products/oe_maintenance_misc/oem_x_brace_51_71_8_410_212/oem_x_brace_51-71-8-410-212_pic%201_240x180.jpg

InTTruder
02-24-2009, 10:27 AM
.... good and clean with break cleaner.

BRAKE cleaner [rolleyes]

flyromeo3
02-24-2009, 10:28 AM
I've ordered my pans from this person

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Audi-A4-A6-VW-Passat-Oil-Pan-98-99-03-04-05-00-2-7-2-8_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c66Q3a2Q7 c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q3a1 Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem12 0369714163QQitemZ120369714163QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fT ruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

stormscr3
02-24-2009, 01:10 PM
That looks to be exactly what I need... does it fit the 30v - I just JB welded it and by tomorrow morning it should be good to go. I'd like to get a replacement in as soon as possible though I have a 4 hour drive coming up next week. My specs are: 98 Audi Quattro 2.8L 30v v6 ?!?!?

T3hD0gg
02-24-2009, 01:22 PM
BRAKE cleaner [rolleyes]

Be nice to him. He's only 17. [>_<]

destrolock
02-24-2009, 02:26 PM
This thread needs more Panzer Plate.

http://www.dieselgeek.com/catalog/B5PanzerA4.JPG

J2 S4
02-24-2009, 02:37 PM
I hope the repair is speedy. I had my oil pan crack on me because of a dip in the road. Parked the car next thing I know, I struck oil, oil all over the ground.