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Blocked oil pick up pipe


Blocked oil pick up pipe.

Oil pick up pipe


A very common problem of some Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda

engines is a blocked oil pick up pipe.

It causes your oil pressure warning light to come on and will cause engine damage if the problem is not rectified.

This problem is usually caused by a blocked oil pick up pipe.

Blocked pick up pipe before cleaning

(As with any red warning light on you should stop the vehicle straight away.)

After the pick up clean

Here at Russell Automotive Centre London’s Leading Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda Specialist we are very familiar with this type of problem.

The oil pick up pipe has a gauze/filter that stops large particles going into the oil system. Over time this gauze can become blocked causing oil not to be supplied to the oil pump.

To rectify this we drained the engine oil, removed the engine sump, removed the oil pick up pipe and cleaned the blocked gauze.

You can see from the before and after pictures how blocked the gauze was. We shone a light through the gauze and you can only see a few spots of light through the blockage.

After we cleaned the gauze you can see from the picture that you can see clean through.

This is a very cost effective repair that we have carried out many times.

We have heard from customers before where the complete oil pump has been replaced by other garages to cure this problem and at huge expense. They wished they had come to us first.

For correct diagnosis and award winning service please contact Russell Automotive Centre, London’s Leading Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda Specialists.

0208 2000 995

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