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    Thread: help found something odd when i dropped the oil pan

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      01-05-2012 01:44 AM #1
      i dropped my oil pan and inside of it i found a very small oval metal screen. the outside of the ring is orange plastic and it looks to be very fine mesh. the whole thing is smaller than the end of my finger. does anyone know of what im talking about

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      01-05-2012 01:35 PM #2
      It's probably the oil pump pickup screen.

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      01-05-2012 03:13 PM #3
      what do i have to do to put it back in and make it stay?

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      01-06-2012 10:01 AM #4
      My Bently software is acting up and keeps freezing so I can't pull any images (looks like there's not much on the oil pump any way). Judging by the pictures of the pump you may need to replace the pump:
      http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-C5_A6-...Pump/ES264179/

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      01-06-2012 10:17 AM #5
      thats not the screen its smaller and finer and oval shapped
      thanks tho

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      01-06-2012 11:42 AM #6
      Interesting, take a picture and post it up. Atleast you know if had to come from a return line or some component in the bottom of the motor.

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      01-06-2012 12:01 PM #7
      Probably not helpful but here's a shot from Bentley. Is it by chance the size of the dipstick tube??

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      01-06-2012 11:23 PM #8
      Is this a 30v? if so the variable valve timing solenoid's have small screens in them. that is the only screen that small i know of.

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      01-07-2012 01:54 PM #9


      sorry its a really crappy pic i just took it with my webcam real fast

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      01-09-2012 12:05 AM #10
      I think it might have fallen off your oil level sender.

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      01-09-2012 01:32 AM #11
      my car doesnt have an oil level sender, the hole in the pan is not there still sealed

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      01-09-2012 01:55 AM #12
      Well, I'm stumped then.

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      01-09-2012 11:13 AM #13
      There's not a screen on the end of the dip stick tube is there?

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      01-16-2012 02:35 AM #14
      Its 100% the screen from one of your cam adjusters.

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      01-16-2012 08:58 AM #15
      thanks, any idea how that ends up in the pan lol? and how serious is it for that to not be in place

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      02-09-2012 10:20 PM #16
      it should be in place so it can keep junk from going into your cam adjuster. No idea how it came out though, probably got pushed through by oil pressure if it started getting clogged.

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      09-13-2012 01:28 AM #17
      The only way that will come out and still look like that is if the cam adjuster was removed and it fell out. Problem is knowing which side. Lots of work! Other possibility is that if cam adjuster was replaced due to failure and while removing old screen fell off. Only way to know is to disassemble.
      Personally, i'm not sure that i would loose any sleep over it. Change your oil at the proper interval and perhaps forget about it.
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