This is the only picture to hand but this is the story.
At the weekend I replaced the Oil Filter, Oil, took the sump off and cleaned pick up pipe, then sump back on. At the time the old Dipstick Tube was slightly cracked and taped up, so i replaced it with a Non-OEM (eBay) Tube as in the above picture. Now it sits onto the metal tube mid way on the engine block, but my problem is:
The actual Dip Stick does not sit into the holder at the top correctly. As you can see in the picture it has fins on the inside but my orginal dipstick does not push into the holder all the way. It must only go in around 5-6mm, and at the present I have no indication of the Oil Level. I have filled the engine with approximately 4.5l of 5w40 Castrol Edge.
From what I've read the APY S3 takes 4.6l but dont not want to place anymore in till i get a correct level, but thinking the dipstick wont tell me due to its not sitting in correctly.
When I mean the dipstick doesnt go all the way, I mean the actual metal rod goes all way down but the orange handle at the top has a round plastic cylinder which holds the rod. Its the actual cylinder that only goes in 5-6mm but looking at the Tube guide at the top it looks like it should sit in more than 10mm+. I have no oil reading at all.
I think i might just pop into my nearest TPS/Audi Dealer and buy a Proper one. Just wanting to know if anyone has had this problem before. Cheers