Removing oil pan - A4 1.8T Digest, Vol 4, Issue 103

Ti Kan ti at
Mon Feb 23 17:15:25 EST 2004

tihol tiholov writes:
> >I'm about to remove the oil pan on a 1998 A4 1.8T to find out why I have =
> no oil pressure. Looks like I'll have to drop the subframe to do this and =
> since the engine is mounted on the subframe=20
> Are you sure?  I don't have an A4 but mounting engine on subframe is =
> highly unlikely.

The 1.8T is a 4-cylinder engine.  All the Audi 4-cylinder engines
in a longitudinal orientation are mounted on the subframe.  This applies
not only to the A4, but all 4000/80/90 cars with 4-cyl engines too.

> I'll obviously have to support the engine while I'm doing it. Anyone who =
> has BTDT and can offer any words of
> wisdom on what to look out for?
> Cheap and primitive - a 2x4 set on the 2" side across the fenders =
> (cardboard, rags under) with a tough rope wrapped around a hook or =
> anything fastened to the engine will suffice.  BTDT on a MC.  If you want =
> to get fancier - a metal bar could replce the 2x4 or a chain could replace =
> the rope.  Come along would do to but it's harder to fit in.

Yup.  I would use a 4x4 instead of a 2.4 for greater strength, though,
and use a strong threaded metal hook (which I can then fasten with a nut)
instead of a rope.

2003 A4 1.8T multitronic
2001 S4 biturbo 6-sp
1984 5000S turbo
1980 4000 2.0 5-sp
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