3B and AAN oil pan incompatibility

Martin Pajak martin at quattro.ca
Mon Mar 25 21:40:33 EST 2002

I have a 3B oil pan with windage tray.
However this is on an MC with MC oil pick up.
BTW you do need to remove the pick up to install the windage tray.
Not a big deal, one gasket and 4 bolts.
Maybe that's where the install went wrong?
If that fails maybe the MC oil pickup is all that's needed.

Thanks for the heads up as we are about to put a windage tray on a 3B motor.
I'll let you know if it fits.

Martin Pajak


1983 Audi Ur-quattro (269,000 km) Canadian spec. winter car
1985 Audi Ur-quattro (146,000 km) Euro spec. import ;o)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: quattro-admin at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-admin at audifans.com]On
> Behalf Of TM
> Sent: March 25, 2002 17:07
> To: S-Car-List; Quattro List; 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: 3B and AAN oil pan incompatibility
> Hi listers,
> I'm unhappy to report that using an AAN windage tray is not possible
> w/ a 3B engine, regardless of what I've been told. The oil pickup
> support, dipstick and other stuff interfere, requiring pretty much
> the entire windage tray to be cut in order to make it fit, which is
> no good.
> If you've BTDT and successfully fitted an AAN windage tray to a 3B,
> I'd like to know _exactly_ what you've done to make it work, because
> to my knowledge now, it definitely does not work. Removing the oil
> pickup support is not an option, according to my mechanic- subsequent
> failure of the pickup due to stress would cause instant loss of oil
> pressure, a very bad result.
> At least my dealership accepted my parts return.
> Taka

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