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    Thread: Oil return line?

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      04-28-2012 05:36 PM #1
      The oil return pipe on my '04 1.8T Jetta was about to disintegrate so I ordered 06A145735AA from ECS Tuning to replace it. I went to install it today and the lower fitting (the one that goes into the oil pan) is at the wrong angle. There is a braided stainless steel flex section that allows some play but not nearly enough...it kinks if I twist it so the lower fitting fits into place. It does not remotely compare to the angle of the lower fitting on the old part. Any insight appreciated...

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      04-28-2012 05:40 PM #2
      Defect?

      Is it an oem part?
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      04-28-2012 06:17 PM #3
      i think its the return line for the updated hybrid oil pan
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      04-28-2012 08:33 PM #4
      did you check your vin??

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      04-30-2012 08:39 AM #5
      It is purportedly OEM. I'm more inclined to say that it's the turbo oil return line for a variation on my engine (i.e. the wrong part). It seems unlikely that a part would be this defective.

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      04-30-2012 08:40 AM #6
      This is more along the lines of what I would suspect the issue to be.

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      04-30-2012 08:50 AM #7
      Dub-Nub and babarber you are correct. The line I need is P/N 06A145735AB for '04 1.8T Jettas and later (hybrid oil pan). Wish I could read...

      Thanks for the replies

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      04-30-2012 09:36 AM #8
      I noticed the old oil return line that I took off had no gaskets but ecs has gaskets. What's up with that?

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      04-30-2012 10:53 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by boomstick View Post
      I noticed the old oil return line that I took off had no gaskets but ecs has gaskets. What's up with that?
      you need a gasket, period.

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      04-30-2012 12:16 PM #10
      did you get to install this yet? how easy is it? do you have to remove anything to get to it especially the top part? this oil return line for my car is rusted too and i will need it replaced soon. thank you for your feedback.

      Quote Originally Posted by boomstick View Post
      I noticed the old oil return line that I took off had no gaskets but ecs has gaskets. What's up with that?

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      04-30-2012 12:19 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by radlynx View Post
      did you get to install this yet? how easy is it? do you have to remove anything to get to it especially the top part? this oil return line for my car is rusted too and i will need it replaced soon. thank you for your feedback.
      Here are the steps to replace this
      (i am not responsible for any damages caused by following these steps)

      Lift car and make sure its sturdy
      Drain oil
      Remove inner CV splash shield that is directly under turbo
      Remove two bolts holding return line to turbo (5 or 6 mm allen)
      Remove two bolts holding return line to oil pan (5 or 6 mm allen)
      Install is reverse with gaskets


      I could recommend installing the turbo side of return first as its less space.
      Last edited by Dub-Nub; 04-30-2012 at 02:41 PM.

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      04-30-2012 02:38 PM #12
      thank you.

      Quote Originally Posted by Dub-Nub View Post
      Here are the steps to replace this
      (i am not responsible fo rany damages caused by following these steps)

      Lift car and make sure its sturdy
      Drain oil
      Remove inner CV splash shield that is directly under turbo
      Remove two bolts holsing return line to turn (5 or 6 mm allen)
      Remove two bolts holding return line to oil pan (5 or 6 mm allen)
      Install is reverse with gaskets


      I could recommend installing the turbo side of return first as its less space.

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      04-30-2012 02:41 PM #13
      np, edited original to correct spelling...it was early

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