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Black Dip Stick - available??

Boydie Jan 25, 2013

  1. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    Guys

    Is there a black dipstick within the VAG OEM range?

    The A3/S3 dipstick is orange as you will know and I would like a black one. I could paint it but want to keep it OEM!

    Thanks
     
  2. OVRA3

    OVRA3 Well-Known Member

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    And I thought I had issues with OCD's :scared2: ha ha
     
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  3. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    Looks out of place now!
     

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  4. OVRA3

    OVRA3 Well-Known Member

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    Ok ok I admit it does!! You are right! Damn thats a nice bay!
     
  5. dex140

    dex140 Member

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    Awesome attention to detail!
     
  6. MTRL

    MTRL Split Grill!

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    Plastidip it :thumbsup:
     
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  7. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    Plastidip is the future. I got a can to try it out about a week ago and its my new favourite thing. Just making a list of what I'm going to do with it. High up on the list now is my dip stick lol
     
  8. OCD-A3

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    I got the billet dipstick from Gruven Parts. Big improvement over the orange, although harder to read the oil level.
     
  9. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    I bought 1 from n8 but it don't fit my engine as mine is older... Il get you a pic if you want it?
     
  10. Sevv

    Sevv Pushing the limits..

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  11. Ironborn

    Ironborn English...not so good

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    Lol be careful or you will soon turn into this guy:

     
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  12. Tempy

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    Another vote for plastidip here. I've done a few little bits here and there now including white iPhone cables and iPhone 5 lightning adaptors which apple only sell in white for some reason. Get a can and you'll have loads left to do a few more things when you get the bug :)

    Im having a go at carbon wrapping my gaiter surround today although I expect I won't get quite as good a finish with that stuff.
     
  13. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    Cheers guys - I will look into this plastidipping!
     
  14. Ginger Prince

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    Boydie,

    Sorry to post not relating to the dip stick but saw you're car on Performance 360. Ive got a Revo map, Neuspeed intake & Milltek cat-back.

    What else have you changed prior to going to Stage 2+, have you changed the clutch, fuel filter & intercooler?
     
  15. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

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    Wtf is this guy crazy as hell

    Sorry off topic
     
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  16. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    Prior to 2+ I changed the fuel regulator valve to the one from the RS4. If you check my thread you will see the differences in port sizes. Also you would need the turbo down pipe from milltek to match onto the cat back as well as changing the clutch and OEM flywheel/release bearing.
     
  17. Ginger Prince

    Ginger Prince Member

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    Sweet baby Jesus, I better get doing the Euro Millions...! :S
     
  18. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    You better lol
     
  19. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 saloon Team Akoya TDi

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    I plasti dipped my dip stick and its been fine.

    I got 5 litre tins of the stuff here, if you want I can properly dip your stick :)ninja:) and send it back. save's trying to spray it.

    I got black, gun metal and florescent red.
     
  20. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    The Bentley W12 engine has a black dipstick - should be the same on the W8 and W12 used in the VW range.
     
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  21. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    Robin - do you happen to have a picture available or a part number??
     
  22. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    Think there's a black (or maybe dark grey) one... Definitely seen a non-orange dipstick within the past year. They're all orange so anyone can find it quickly. If you'd take more than 5 seconds to find a black dipstick thigh, should you really be under the bonnet in the first place?
     
  23. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    I will have a look for a part number tomorrow mate.
     

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