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Old 10-06-2010, 04:29 PM   #1
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Have you ever thought that you would like to put a plastic windage tray in your engine? Of course not! It's obviously a stupid idea...unless you are a VW/Audi engineer.

These are pictures I took at an engine rebuild shop here in Tampa. Among the "souvenirs" that live in a little box on the front counter of the shop is this little gem.



It looks like an oil pickup tube swallowed a shop rag...until you pick it up.



The plastic is hard at room temperature and is firmly stuck up in the pickup tube.



This came from a VW 1.8T engine that got a little warm on a trip back from Orlando and the woman (surprise) decided not to pull over for it to cool down. The same or a similar windage tray lives in the 2.0T according to the shop.

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Notice the rivets that are supposed to retain the windage tray are still with it.



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Plastic and engines don't go to together
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Plastic and engines don't go to together
unless you have an NC.. Every time I begin to warm up to that car I see the plastic engine and the snakes that go with it. Yuck! but plastic inside the engine, thats epic fail right there, wow.
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they have a plastic windage tray? for real?!
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they have a plastic windage tray? for real?!
Here's a pic or two sniped from vwvortex. It looks like the tray also directs oil from the head drain ports to the sump.




Notice the rivets in the first pic.

EDIT: It looks like the 3.2 VW/Audi engine uses a plastic one as well.

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lol @ that failure of a car company. I can't believe people buy these **** boxes. The day i gave aay my VW crap was a sweet one and I've never looked back.
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The new mazda 2.0-2.5 and mazdaspeed motors use a plastic oil pickup.
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Plastic ON an engine, OK, but plastic IN an engine... FAIL!
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The new mazda 2.0-2.5 and mazdaspeed motors use a plastic oil pickup.
Anyone see this?
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My buddy keeps buying these crap boxes on a neverending basis. Like one of these days hes going to find a $1000 VW thats never going to have random stuff break on it with no warning.
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