03-16-2003, 01:05 PM
Well, I put a nice hole in my lower oil pan last night so I am going to change it on Monday on my friends lift. I had it up on the lift today looking at the pan and it seems very simple to take off and put a new pan on. Is it reallY as easy as it looks, just take off the screws replace gasket and then screw on a new oil pan? Regards Adam
03-16-2003, 01:15 PM
You use the correct torque spec and make sure you clean, gently scrape all of the old gasket off.
03-16-2003, 02:01 PM
Do you know what size socket I will need and what the torque specs are? If not do you think that the dealer will tell me? Or I guess I could always call an idependant shop maybe they would be a little more willing to help. Thanks
03-16-2003, 02:48 PM
so I dont have the manual handy.
Ill post them up here tomorrow night. I think the size is like 6mm or so nut im not sure.
03-16-2003, 03:38 PM
Page 17-11 of Bentley CDROM ;O)
03-17-2003, 08:07 AM
How much is the flywheel going to cost from southbend when it is available. Also what is the flywheels weight vs the stock wheel? Thanks Adam
03-17-2003, 08:15 AM
The weight on the flywheel is 12lbs vs. the 24lbs stock weight. I think the price is in the ball park of $600. Not 100% sure though.
Think of it this way, if you have to replace the clutch in your car, you really need to either (A) resurface the original flywheel, or (B) replace the flywheel. I'd choose the latter. And why not remove 50% of the rotating mass? :)
03-17-2003, 09:09 AM
Is the 600 dollars just for the flywheel or is that also come with a clutch? Also have you had it installed on your car yet? If so what do you think, does the car rev a lot faster and feel quicker? How is daily driving with the flywheel do you have to really rev the engine during city driving? thanks Adam
03-17-2003, 05:06 PM
I have been crazy busy with buying a new house and also planning our wedding. SO, I haven't had a weekend to rip the old A4 apart to install the components.
The Flywheel alone is like 6 bills, then you are going to need the clutch and pressure plate. I heard the lightweight flywheel takes a little getting used to, but after you master it, you'll never want to drive another stock setup.
(a local guy in my Audi club has a lightweight setup in his KO-4ed S4)
You can also get your current flywheel resurfaced from Southbend, I think it is like $40 bones or something inexpensive. They had to buy special equipment to do our flywheels, so if you decide NOT to get an aluminum wheel, I strongly suggest you let them resurface it for you.
Not really sure if I helped at all or not ;)