Audi A4 Oil Pan Complete

Jan 25 2011 porschedoc Audi 4 Comments

Knocked out the rest of the Audi job. Everything went together smoothly with no surprises.

New OEM pan ready for install.

Using Audi/VW sealant for the pan gasket, I slide it into place and started to torque it down. Once the pan was torqued, it was time to raise the subframe and lower the engine.

Jiffy lube oil filter…..was not the right size, lol. Replaced the filter with the correct one.

And ready to leave!

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David Lessmann

January 26, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Not a ringing endorsement for Jiffy Lub, if they’re the ones who installed the wrong filter, removed the crush seal, and over torqued the drain plug. Nowadays it’s hard for a wrencher to justify changing their own oil, compared to simply letting someone like Jiffy Lub do the job. However, your story here certainly gives one pause about outsourcing something as simple as an oil change job.

And thank God you’re around to cover the more serious repairs, because there’s no one better.


    January 26, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Unfortunatly it isn’t the first Jiffy Lube repair I have had to make, and it sure won’t be the last. They are cheap up front…..and then……

Scott S

February 4, 2011 at 8:34 PM

I assume that pan is an update? Seems like it moves the drain plug to the passenger side and it also has provisions for an oil level sender (although it’s not cut out).


    February 6, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    The later cars had a pan with the oil level sending unit option to my knowledge. The earlier cars did not. Now all the replacement pans will have the mold for the sending unit, though it may not be cut out. They also offer a pan with it cut out of course, and also sell an block off plate for cars not using the sender (why they wouldn’t just make one pan and have you use the block off plate if you need it is beyond me).

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