Steel Bottom Oil Pan (A4)

OEM Number: 06A103601T Manufacturer Number: ESK0183


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New steel bottomed oil pan for ALH and BEW engine cars, including all New Beetle TDI, Golf TDI and Jetta TDI between 1999.5 and 2005.

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 20 (+$18.00) **Out of Stock** ETA 09/28/2020

New steel bottomed oil pan for ALH and BEW engine cars, including all New Beetle TDI, Golf TDI and Jetta TDI between 1999.5 and 2005.

Unlike the aluminum pan that is prone to cracking when impacted, the stronger steel bottomed pan will bend or dent, maintaining oil and oil pressure. A cracked oil pan will render the vehicle incapacitated.

Comes with a bottle of RTV included but a gasket is available as an add on if preferred. 

This pan is considered a retrofit upgrade as it may interfere with and require moving the power steering line or shaving of the A/C compressor and other items. Fitment is not guaranteed.

Cross References and Supersessions:
If you want something done right, do it yourself. This is the attitude we take to our own products. branded items have been designed and manufactured to our specific requirements, focusing on quality and reliability.
  • Golf TDI MkIV (A4 chassis) w/ ALH Engine (1999-2003)
  • Golf TDI MkIV (A4 chassis) w/ BEW Engine (2004-2006)
  • Jetta TDI MkIV (A4 chassis) w/ ALH Engine (1999-2003)
  • Jetta TDI MkIV (A4 chassis) w/ BEW Engine (2004-2005)
  • Jetta Wagon TDI (A4 chassis) w/ ALH Engine (2002-2003)
  • Jetta Wagon TDI (A4 chassis) w/ BEW Engine (2004-2006)
  • New Beetle TDI (A4 chassis) w/ ALH Engine (1998-2003)
  • New Beetle TDI (A4 chassis) w/ BEW Engine (2004-2006)

Frequently Asked Questions

Sorry, we only stock these pans completely assembled, we do not have separate pieces available.
Some customers have reported having to shave down the A/C compressor.
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What our customers say...

I don't know about fitment in the oem application, but it says in the description things will need to be modified for a/c to fit. This is a nice pan for engine swaps using the ALH motor. This pan is slightly more shallow than the oem one allowing for better crossmember clearance. With the steel pan I can also have a new drain welded on in a more convenient place. Went on well and even used the gasket. With some gasket sealant.


Installed the oil pan on a 2004 New Beetle with the 1.9 liter BEW engine. No modifications were needed. Fit perfectly.



This is a great pan, you will have to clearance your A/C compressor with a Dremel. Put one bolt in it and swing it out of the way, grind a little, check fit, and repeat till it fits.


I would give 3 out of 5 Stars. Some modifications were needed as specified, but it also seems to hold 1/2 qt less oil and the oil drain plug leaked, I replaced it with a standard VW plug.


Nice idea, but apparently precision design and manufacturing is hard to do. Cast flange is straight, unlike the original which has a slight taper. As a result, on the A/C compressor side: 1. You have to grind down the aluminum flange to clear the A/C compressor mount 2. Remember how you had to drop to a 1/4 drive 10mm to access that one bolt? Well now the clearance is so tight the bolt won't even fit. Cast flange is too tight on two socket bolt wells -- bolts will not seat. Didn't discover this until I already applied the gasket maker. 3. You must re-bore/grind seat clearance for one drain-side socket bolt and one of those hard-to-reach ones at the bell housing (oh, and be sure to do this BEFORE you put it on the car) Cast flange roughly matches 16mm bolt locations at the bell housing, you can get the back one in, however the bore and tap on the two forward bolts is short by a crescent moon shape (at least 2mm off). Thus: 4. Two of the 16mm bolts at the bell housing cannot be replaced. So total of 4 bolts will not fit -- two of them (16mm at the bell housing) rather critical to the whole not working loose as I found out. The two bolts at the corners on the passenger side are extremely tight -- probably needs some adjustment there too. Going to try to take it off and do these modifications, but without the 16mm bolts cantilevering the whole thing at the bell housing I'm probably just wasting oil. Buyer beware.

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