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Re: Tips for dropping in an A-4?
I've seen the oil setup, and I want to research it more. I was trying to use the dipstick hole to remove cold oil from the old, seized engine (to make it lighter and less messy to remove) but I couldn't get it out. I can definitely see how the mod would help. On the other hand, I'm a bit afraid to go putting holes in my nice pretty (running!) engine. Gotta read that thread and give it a think.
For the oil drain all you do is replace the pan drain plug with a fitting you can attach a hose to.. the hose can come up to the top of the block and be stored/attached to something to keep it high. You can add a plug at that end if you like.
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