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Old 09-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #43
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VW/Audi have actually issued a new updated drain plug (using a 10mm alum crush washer) to replace both the 18mm plugs and the 6mm hex plugs. Techs have been having issues with removing the 18mm plugs, and having the brand new 19mm plugs leaking after being torqued to spec. Newer pans designed for the 6mm hex were built with the 18mm bolt installed and the washer +paint sealed the oil. As soon as the bolt was unscrewed, the seal with lost and it would leak oil.

Basically if you crack the drain bolt loose and it leaks oil immediately, replace with the updated T45 torx bolt + crush washer. Most VW/Audi dealers stock it and know what it is. I'll try and post a picture and a PN tomorrow.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:55 PM   #44
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Basically if you crack the drain bolt loose and it leaks oil immediately, replace with the updated T45 torx bolt + crush washer. Most VW/Audi dealers stock it and know what it is. I'll try and post a picture and a PN tomorrow.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:01 PM   #45
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VW/Audi have actually issued a new updated drain plug (using a 10mm alum crush washer) to replace both the 18mm plugs and the 6mm hex plugs. Techs have been having issues with removing the 18mm plugs, and having the brand new 19mm plugs leaking after being torqued to spec. Newer pans designed for the 6mm hex were built with the 18mm bolt installed and the washer +paint sealed the oil. As soon as the bolt was unscrewed, the seal with lost and it would leak oil.

Basically if you crack the drain bolt loose and it leaks oil immediately, replace with the updated T45 torx bolt + crush washer. Most VW/Audi dealers stock it and know what it is. I'll try and post a picture and a PN tomorrow.
Great info! Please try and get the part # at least so I can take it to the dealer parts desk. I don't want them selling me the wrong parts and wasting an extra trip.

How re-usable are these new bolt/crush washer combos? Replace each time or few times?
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:03 PM   #46
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my drain plug has always dribbled the second i knocked it loose. but that was my normal 18mm one. only just installed my hex, so next oil change ill see if it dribbles. if it does, i'll have the torx one in my hand to replace it. or.. a fumoto and be done messing with it for good.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:04 PM   #47
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my drain plug has always dribbled the second i knocked it loose. but that was my normal 18mm one. only just installed my hex, so next oil change ill see if it dribbles. if it does, i'll have the torx one in my hand to replace it. or.. a fumoto and be done messing with it for good.
Plac - never went the ECS magnetic plug + copper washer route?
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:10 PM   #48
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Plac - never went the ECS magnetic plug + copper washer route?
not that huge a deal for me. mine never really leaked. until like my 3rd oil change, then i got a new oil pan. i probably didnt need to now that all this info is out.. a proper plug that didn't dribble would have probably fixed it.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:25 AM   #49
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Have you guys tried supplementing the crush washer with a paper or rubber gasket?
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #50
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Good info. I checked my hex allen last night and it was dry. I will check it again tonight. Regardless, next oil change I will replace it. Let us know the PN on the new torx bolt if you can. Thanks again.

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Actually bought a torx bolt and washer today at work, have the invoice at work as well. Will take some pictures.
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UPDATE: Torx plug is PN N91 167 901, crush washer is a standard VW/Audi aluminum round washer. Pictures comming, they are on my phone and need to upload them first.
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UPDATE: Torx plug is PN N91 167 901, crush washer is a standard VW/Audi aluminum round washer. Pictures comming, they are on my phone and need to upload them first.
only $1.71 at my online dealer. but shippings prob $10. maybe a local dealer has it..
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Aforementioned pictures;



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i dunno.. my hex plug seems fine. can't see how its much different from the torx one. i guess i'll find out next time i change the oil and check for dribble.
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only $1.71 at my online dealer.
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