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    New dipstick tube plastic - which does it attach to?

    Should it be permanently attached to the dipstick or to the tube?

    Mines a really tight fit on the stick so stays on the stick, pushes onto the tube and comes off with the stick, worried its not on right and want to make sure my dipstick readings are correct.

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    It stays a attached to the engine so the dipstick pulls out, but r prone to breaking due to becoming brittle only about £7 from eBay or dealers


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    This is a replacement, cant get it to push onto the tube and its mega tight on the stick so sticks to that

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    Genuine or pattern part? Sure you got the right one, does it look like the one that came off?
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    It clips onto a tube lower down that the dipstick goes thought and onto two metal prongs at the top, mine needed a bit of fiddling as the prongs weren't quite in the right place


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    facelifts have the metal prong arrangement.

    PFL just have a plastic bit that pushes onto the metal tube.


    Either way, it should stay attached to the metal tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    facelifts have the metal prong arrangement.

    PFL just have a plastic bit that pushes onto the metal tube.


    Either way, it should stay attached to the metal tube.
    Mines a 99 FL, the old one crumbled into many pieces, cant see two metal prongs?
    I ordered AUDI 80/100/A4/A6 DIPSTICK GUIDE TUBE - 053103663 NEW ! | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
    Mines a 99 FL, the old one crumbled into many pieces, cant see two metal prongs?
    I ordered AUDI 80/100/A4/A6 DIPSTICK GUIDE TUBE - 053103663 NEW ! | eBay
    That's a pre-facelift dipstick tube.
    Same one as I fitted to mine the other month.
    Its a right ***** to push on.
    you need to push really really hard and it will eventually give in and pop on.
    But if yours is a facelift, I don't think that's the right one.

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    Just double checked, mines a tube (obv) with a lip about 13mm down it, thats it.

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    Mine was the same as this eBay item number 180896179827


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    some very early facelifts retained that style, but most have one like this:

    AUDI A4/A6 DIPSTICK GUIDE TUBE 1.8 PETROL 06B103663C | eBay

    with a wee metal bracket that secures the thing onto the inlet manifold

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    Just looked, cant see a bracket on the side of the manifold, and it looks like if the tube were as long as the one above it would foul the bonnet.
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    early facelift with analog clock on the dash then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    early facelift with analog clock on the dash then?
    Yupp!

 

 

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