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#4576633 - 11/16/17 10:53 PM Broke dipstick tube
llmercll Offline

Registered: 09/01/13
Posts: 96
Loc: ny
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?

#4576638 - 11/16/17 11:14 PM Re: Broke dipstick tube [Re: llmercll]
maxdustington Online   content

Registered: 01/21/17
Posts: 622
Loc: Toronna
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
TGMO 0W20 "Legend" & Hella Magnet Filter

#4576640 - 11/16/17 11:26 PM Re: Broke dipstick tube [Re: llmercll]
Nick1994 Offline

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10097
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
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 79k PU 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 228k M1 AFE 0w30 & Wix
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 146k M1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra

#4576650 - 11/17/17 12:13 AM Re: Broke dipstick tube [Re: llmercll]
FordBroncoVWJeta Offline

Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 765
Loc: KS
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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