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Help! How to reinstall oil return...

Post by Thekogm » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:15 pm

I am struggling to reinstall this... Any tips??? Image

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Re: Help! How to reinstall oil return...

Post by Ashveer03 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:45 am

It's simple to fit an oem drain, unless u got 1 made up by a hydraulic shop then u will struggle, that's normal. Lol

Give the bottom end 22mm nut (I think) a few threads then fit the 2 upper bolts.

Bending the aftermarket steel braid is not easy especially if it's short and most likely not a 100% the same. I noticed a new oem drain braid is weaker than the aftermarket ones hydraulic shops keep.

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Re: Help! How to reinstall oil return...

Post by Ashveer03 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:47 am

If u reusing the 1 showed in the Pic, that's a bad idea. It looks wrecked.

If the pipe can't allow oil to flow through freely, u gonna have turbo issues. They do deteriorate.

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Post by Thekogm » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:58 am

Thanks guys. I will call into GOLDWAGEN Bloemfontein today and see if they sell it separately. Engine parts and Turbocharger Bloemfontein said they don't sell it.

Failing which, I will have to go to Volkswagen Audi to see if the can assist. Hydraulic shop will be my last call since my last experience with a hydraulic shop was not a pleasant one.

I am also hoping to find a "crow foot" 22mm spanner.

I will keep you posted on the next developments.

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Post by Thekogm » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:36 am

Thekogm wrote:Thanks guys. I will call into GOLDWAGEN Bloemfontein today and see if they sell it separately. Engine parts and Turbocharger Bloemfontein said they don't sell it.

Failing which, I will have to go to Volkswagen Audi to see if the can assist. Hydraulic shop will be my last call since my last experience with a hydraulic shop was not a pleasant one.

I am also hoping to find a "crow foot" 22mm spanner.

I will keep you posted on the next developments.

Thank again for the tips. Image

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"No, we don't do those... Go to VW."

Those were the words of a sales agent at GOLDWAGEN Bloemfontein. Not surprising. Saturday morning, I will be visiting VW dealership.

And trying to find a 22mm crow foot spanner is a futile exercise.

I will post an update soon.

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Post by Ashveer03 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:16 am

Those drain pipes are about R830 from vw.

Normal spanner works for me, or a shifting spanner. Don't over tighten.

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Post by Thekogm » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:12 pm

:violin: Dealership, I will see you on Monday... :|
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Post by chucker02 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:21 pm

You can try SG Tappin, Grey and co, Eddies power tools and Anco Air for those crow foot spanners. They normally stock 'higher end' tools.
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Post by Thekogm » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:36 pm

Hey, thanks... Eddie's didn't have it. I will call the call the other two... Even better, pay them a visit. I will update you.

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Post by chucker02 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:49 pm

Thekogm wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Hey, thanks... Eddie's didn't have it. I will call the call the other two... Even better, pay them a visit. I will update you.

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Re: Help! How to reinstall oil return...

Post by Thekogm » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:20 am

The replacement pipe has been reinstalled. Chucker02, I ended up finding a short 22mm open ended spanner that worked perfectly! Thanks again.

Next step is to tackle the leaking crank position sender. The sender is new and I did not install it myself. I suspect a pinched O-ring.

Ashveer03, thanks for your tip about avoiding over tightening. :iagree: Especially the small Turbocharger bolts, breaking those would have been a catastrophic.
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Post by VAG Fan » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:51 am

I remember when we exchanged my turbo at Stephan's (Panic's) place, he happened to be watching as I was tightening the union nut on the oil return. I'd been busy with many tight bolts that day, and I was stressing to get the job done, so my concentration was low, and I was about to give that union nut a good crank. Stephan saw my body language and stopped me mid-crank, juuuust before I did serious damage. One lapse of good sense is all it takes...
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Re: Help! How to reinstall oil return...

Post by Thekogm » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:36 am

I have sheared my fair share of bolts too. From head bolts to tensioner bolts.

The frustration of wanting to finish the job in time, can cause even more time to get wasted.
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