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Audi R8 Alloy Oil Filer Cap - Mod

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by g60leigh, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. g60leigh
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    TOTALLY pointless really :uhm: but here is the mod I have done to make the Audi R8 Alloy oil cap, fit straight and flush.

    I picked up a brand new R8 alloy oil cap from fleabay the other week, after seeing them for sale on the awesome web page.

    I fitted it straight from the box but was not was not impressed with the fit, it sat too high and did not line up with the engine. So I have decided to break out the dremel again.

    Original A4 and R8 Alloy Cap's
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    side by side with old one to show the height difference
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    Split and sectioned (removed about 6mm section, Basically cut off at the oil seal line on the cap top and cut flush on the engine mount side)
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    Height after section removed (also twisted to line up its orientation when back on the engine)
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    Bonded back together, seals re-installed and fitted to the engine (In-line now!)
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  3. Broken Byzan
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    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    NICE !!! I wasnt sure that it would work on our engines, i guess that answers that.
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    Looking good, another mod for me to think of.
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    Mind you arnt they like £18? a bit of money to dismantle and get wring. Did you take a pic before you modified it at all??
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    Looks Class m8ty:hubbahubba:
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    I did not think that far ahead mate, I started cutting before I realised it would be worth taking some pics and adding here. Sometimes just dive in head first.
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    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    looks nice mate!
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    Spec Currently just a Clio owner :(

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    Minted mate :)
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    Good little mod that one. Nice work.
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    really nice. Is it upside down?
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    goes either way. I will turn it round though mate... just to keep ya happy :p
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    Think you should start making them there's a market for that kind of stuff :icon_thumright:
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    anyone want one modding, get one and send it to me, I'll do it for free. well maybe a couple of quid for the cutting discs and adhesive
    gimme a shout I'm always willing to help out
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