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nsnoey
02-04-2010, 02:48 AM
so i just bought my first audi, and im fixing things up, i get to changeing the oil and the previous owner welded the oil drain plug to the oil pan????

why on earth would you want to do that?

grillhands
02-04-2010, 03:34 AM
[o_o][o_o][o_o][o_o][o_o]What

BLK_A4
02-04-2010, 04:10 AM
[o_o]gewwwwwww i have no idea. You may be able to hack the head of the bolt off and then easy out the bolt out.

Seerlah
02-04-2010, 04:16 AM
If you can't get the bolt off, looks like a new oil pan may be in order. But for the time being, you may need to use an oil extractor to get the oil out if it is that urgent (and you can't get the bolt off or no time/money for a new oil pan).

G Men 08
02-04-2010, 05:13 AM
WTF!!?? Pictures!

WILD S4
02-04-2010, 05:26 AM
I think he fixed the oil leak, lol

Dan[FN]6262
02-04-2010, 05:31 AM
B5 has an oil level sensor, right?

quattEUro
02-04-2010, 05:33 AM
drill it, drain it, tap it? am i the only one that sees that as an option?

EuroDriven
02-04-2010, 05:38 AM
Oil extractor. It's 60$ and you never get under your car again.

but X2 on quattEUro.

-John

Coopa
02-04-2010, 05:43 AM
So what else is boned on the car...

JD3
02-04-2010, 05:44 AM
drill it, drain it, tap it? am i the only one that sees that as an option?

That's what I was thinking. I'm guessing you already have, but did you look for another drain plug? Maybe he stripped it out and welded it and drilled antoher. If not, when was the last time the previous owner changed the oil??? SCARY.

RockyMountainB5
02-04-2010, 06:13 AM
Pela oil extractor! I use mine all the time.
http://www.amazon.com/Pela-Oil-Extractor-6-liter/dp/B0000BYO97

Cabela's is now selling the "Panther" extractor, which is an exact knockoff of this Pela extractor. They used to carry Pela, but not anymore.

flynnr
02-04-2010, 07:14 AM
looks like a smoking lamp

CrtchRktRcr
02-04-2010, 07:18 AM
YUP, PROBABLY STRIPPED AND HE COULDN'T AFFORD THE $12 NEW D. PLUG. wHEN I GOT MY CAR THE D PLUG WAS MANGLED. ATLEAST I KNOW HE CHANGED THE OIL ATLEAST ONCE! I'D GET A NEW PAN. IF YOU WANTED TO DRILL AND TAP THEN YOU'D NEED TO WELD A NUT IN THERE TO GIVE IT SOME DEPTH. OTHERWISE THE OIL PAN SKIN IS TOO THIN AND CHANCES OF LEAKS WOULD BE DECENT. OR JUST ANGLE GRIND THE BITCH

flynnr
02-04-2010, 07:28 AM
yeah get new pan, check how sludgy your old one is to find out if the guy ever changed out the oil lol

can you still contact him? he should have told you that thats illegal to leave out information like that if you asked him wahts all wrong with the car

Seerlah
02-04-2010, 07:30 AM
Shank210;4890560']B5 has an oil level sensor, right?

Located on the oil pan

bmx_a4
02-04-2010, 07:49 AM
Located on the oil pan

Two bolts (5mm hex key I believe) and it pops right out.

biketsai
02-04-2010, 07:54 AM
Get an oil extractor.

calvin1.8t
02-04-2010, 08:53 AM
buy the oil bong. its cheaper than a new oil pan.

adr3naline fix
02-04-2010, 09:09 AM
Two options in my mind:

-Dremel down two sides of the bolt, and the welded area, then get a crescent wrench on there and snap it off. You may be stuck buying a new pan - because you don't want to do this shit every 3000 miles.

-Get an oil extractor (Not recommended for LONG term use)

Dan[FN]6262
02-04-2010, 09:13 AM
Two bolts (5mm hex key I believe) and it pops right out.

exactly lol

burner799
02-04-2010, 09:23 AM
That is quite brilliant. I should weld mine instead of having it still leaking a bit with RGV all over it.

.....can't you just drain your oil from the oil return line that goes to the turbo. Replacing oil pan is a pain in the ass

bmx_a4
02-04-2010, 10:53 AM
.....can't you just drain your oil from the oil return line that goes to the turbo. Replacing oil pan is a pain in the ass

The return line sits higher than the drain plug, so it wouldn't drain all the oil out. But that sensor we were talking about is on the bottom of the pan, and would do a pretty good job of draining the oil. (ask me how I know, lol)

VMRWheels
02-05-2010, 01:59 PM
wow, that sounds pretty bad. Take it to a mechanic and get some advise on what your options are, hopefully you'll be able to find one that'll fix the problem and won't break the bank

nsnoey
02-06-2010, 03:47 PM
ok so i have fixed the problem, i put the socket on the oil plug and kicked it as hard as i could, it made a loud poping noise but came off and works great now. so i took the oil plug and welded a socket on to it so now all i have to use is a socket wrench to get it off. thanks guys for the input.

the car has a lot of other problems such as,

dash is peeling
needs a new intake
new ash tray
i think it may need a new clutch bearing makes a loud squeeling noise.
and some other i have fixed alot of them myself.

-nick

jturnbull
02-06-2010, 04:59 PM
ok so i have fixed the problem, i put the socket on the oil plug and kicked it as hard as i could, it made a loud poping noise but came off and works great now. so i took the oil plug and welded a socket on to it so now all i have to use is a socket wrench to get it off. thanks guys for the input.

-nick

Why not just get a new bolt?[confused]

Shhmaudi
02-07-2010, 01:54 PM
geta new plug.. make sure you dont over torque it with that socket... Im just sayin its a bitch to get off a stubborn drain plug.................................

ECS Tuning-Audi
02-08-2010, 10:04 AM
ok so i have fixed the problem, i put the socket on the oil plug and kicked it as hard as i could, it made a loud poping noise but came off and works great now. so i took the oil plug and welded a socket on to it so now all i have to use is a socket wrench to get it off. thanks guys for the input.

the car has a lot of other problems such as,

dash is peeling
needs a new intake
new ash tray
i think it may need a new clutch bearing makes a loud squeeling noise.
and some other i have fixed alot of them myself.

-nick

I commend the ingenuity behind your solution, but new drain plugs are not costly at all! We carry a whole host of different options, even very very popular ones with magnets that help collect worn metallic sediment. Also be extremely careful not to put it on to tight and strip it. With a socket welded to it you will be very prone to over tightening/stripping, then you may have to buy a new pan!

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PoormansA4
02-08-2010, 10:19 AM
pics?