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Where is the oil drain plug on a 99 Audi A4 1.8L Turbo?

Does anyone know where the oil drain plug is on a 99 Audi A4 1.8L T. I only see one possiblity and its not a normal bolt. Instead of a socket fitting over the head it looks like something can go inside... do I need a speacial socket?

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The standard drain plug is on the rear of the sump on the bottom edge slightly right of centre the bolt is a 17mm hex socket type, you have to remove the under shield first to see it,It is possible someone has changed the original bolt for a bigger one as they are prone for tearing the threads out of the aluminium sump ,

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Sounds like you need an allen socket,

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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Stormbrewin is on track with his question too - what was the cause of death of each of the failed turbos?

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