[V6-12v] The heartbreak of oil leaks

Jamescarstuff at aol.com Jamescarstuff at aol.com
Sun Jul 11 18:57:57 EDT 2004

Yeah, and actually, it's such a pain in the ass, major procedure, getting 
under the intake manifold to get to that pan gasket, you may as well do those 
check valves and anything else that requires you to take apart the whole intake 
manifold while you're under there! Bear in mind also that every time you 
slacken off those intake manifold bolts, Audi recommend you re-tighten the head 
bolts a quarter turn, and that you only get two quarter turns after the initial 
install before you have to replace the head bolts. So if you're taking off the 
intake manifold, replace ALL the seals and gaskets therein while you're doing 

While we're on the subject of oil leaks, anyone have an instinct on where a 
minor leak on mine may be coming from? Here's the unusual thing - I get a whiff 
of burning oil after braking. I can't see any obvious leaks around the block, 
and the dreaded pan gasket was done about a year ago... any idea what would 
throw oil FORWARD onto something hot? In my experience you usually get a whiff 
of burning oil on accelleration if there's a leak on the block because it 
dumps a drop or two of oil back onto the exhaust pipes... but on decelleration, 
i've never encountered it before...

In a message dated 09/07/2004 14:43:26 GMT Daylight Time, 
mailinglist at eep.burdell.org writes:

> On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, T. Jackson wrote:
> > [...]
> > If you do end up finding the procedure for the R&R of the Valley Pan 
> gasket
> > please share it with me. :)
> http://www.12v.org/maintenance/repairs/checkvalves.php has a procedure
> for replacing the oil check valves that sit under the valley pan, so you
> could just follow those instructions up to that point.
> --
> Elliott

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