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Broke dipstick tube #4576633
11/16/17 11:53 PM
11/16/17 11:53 PM
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llmercll Offline OP
llmercll  Offline OP
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The dipstick tube on my 2.0L 2003 Jetta broke where it connects the lower metal pipe. I took out my dipstick and there was a small orange piece at the end of it. This has me worrying there may have been some more that fell down into the oil pan.

I've done a bit of research and most people don't think it's an issue, but some say it could clog the oil pickup screen and cause low pressure. It seems they were referring to 1.8 Turbos though, I'm not sure if the 2.0L non turbo is different.

Do you think I need to drop the pan or just get an oil change?

Re: Broke dipstick tube [Re: llmercll] #4576638
11/17/17 12:14 AM
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1.8s get clogged pickup tubes due to being hard on oil combined with extended OCIs with [censored] oil. This problem is magnified in the longitudinal 1.8s like the passat as they have less oil capacity.

I would not worry about anything, go get a new tube from the dealer or go to the scrapyard and steal a few and you will be set.

03 Jetta AWP/09A 200k kms
Edge 0W40 + Mann 719/30
Re: Broke dipstick tube [Re: llmercll] #4576640
11/17/17 12:26 AM
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Nick1994 Online content
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I had that happen on my 2004 VW TDI, I went and bought a Dorman replacement tube. Easy to replace.

I wouldn't worry about a chunk coming off.

2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Broke dipstick tube [Re: llmercll] #4576650
11/17/17 01:13 AM
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My dad had an 01 Jetta with the 2.slow growing when I was growing up. Same thing happened to him. We replaced it and that was it. If I remember him saying it correctly, it's because the exhaust was right beside the dipstick tube. That was probably 7-9 years ago.

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