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Re: removing lower oil pan, do i need to torque the bolts after? (GTIginsterVR6)

11ft/lbs maybe? Sure it's that gasket and not the oil cooler o-ring running down?
 

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Re: removing lower oil pan, do i need to torque the bolts after? (SequoiaGLX)

Well I bought the car last week and the guy included an oil pan gasket just because he "had one around" or something. I'm assuming he knew it was going bad but didn't want to replace it if he was going to be selling it. I can see where the oil is seeping out from around the seal between the upper and lower oil pan pieces so I'm assuming its the gasket.
 

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Re: removing lower oil pan, do i need to torque the bolts after? (GTIginsterVR6)

I've never worked with oil systems on cars. How much more work would it be to install a new oil pump while I have it all apart? I also have a brand new oil pump, not sure that I need it or anything but if its easy enough to do I could probably just replace the old one while I'm working on it.
 

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Re: removing lower oil pan, do i need to torque the bolts after? (GTIginsterVR6)

For a MKIV it's 11 ft-lbs. for the oil pan to engine block bolts and 33 ft-lbs. for the oil pan to transmission bolts (from the MKIV Bentley, page 17-13). It's probably the same for the MKIII.
 

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Re: removing lower oil pan, do i need to torque the bolts after? (VgRt6)

alright, thanks alot, this is for a corrado slc but I will assume it is the same for that also
 
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