I5 oil pickup gasket

Cody Forbes cody at 5000tq.com
Tue Aug 7 18:58:49 EDT 2007

Ado Sigal wrote:
> Since there is no pressure there, you can reuse the old gasket,
> providing it doesn't brake on removal.
> However, if you haven't already, establish exact cause of leak before
> the start. Loose bolts and wrong bolts in wrong holes have been most
> usual causes, which is lot less work involved.

No pressure, but lots of suction! A vacuum leak here would starve the pump 
for oil since this gasket is (slightly) above the level of oil in the sump. 
The pump would suck air rather then oil.

If it were me I would reuse the old gasket (provided it comes apart in 1 
piece), but I would coat both surfaces with Permatex #2 gasket sealant 
(brown goop) or with the white VAG oil pan glue (have part # written down 
somewhere here... I'll try to find it).

-Cody Forbes
'87 5ktq - Fast.
'86 5ktqCD
'86 5k
'86 5k 

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