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    hi guys this might have been coverd previously

    but was wondering does the r8 oil cap need ne modding before fitting??

    i bought one 2day at adi as i seen a few on a4 b7's

    and couldnt go to my first show as an audi driver without buying anything lol
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    saw them for £23 from stoke audi stand is that where you got it from?
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    yeap think there normal round 27quid from audi. jus wondering if its a direct fit or does it require some lil mods
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    From what I have read is that it is a direct fit, but it will not sit straight, apparently it is possible to adjust the position that it sits, but I was un-able to find out exactly how.

    Adam
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    cheers Bigman hopefully some1 will give me the seceret before long
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    Found them on Awesome GTI, I think they are little more expensive than oher places but it does say that they are already modified:

    Awesome > Genuine Audi R8 Oil Cap

    Still not sure what the modification is though, I think it is somethign to do with it not sitting straight or something.......

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    cheers again dude im sure some1 will fill me in before long
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    id like to know also.. havent tried yet but bought one from the stoke audi stand at ADI.. ...
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    :w00t::w00t::w00t: Yippie Guess wa jus tryed the r8 oil cap and it fits :w00t::w00t::w00t:

    please ignore the bogging engine bay tho

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    Looking good Darren, all you need to do now is drop the car off at PRD for us to do the magic on the engine bay (mate's rate's of course)..
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    ahhhhh ive tried to put mine on and its sideways....guessing the a4 engine bay is different to the a3?...anyone know how to mod it to sit correctly?..
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    sounds good to me col once i get the engine covers its all urs lol
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    im sure theres a way to fit it mate some1 will give the info up b4 long im sure
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    cheers buddy .. lets hope so as ay moment I have a wonky oil cap ha...
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    a wonky R8 oil cap :thumbsup: better than a wonky norm one lol
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    :haha:haha yeh I guess so mate.... just hope someone tells me how to mod it so my R8 cap sits correctly...
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    Hey, it looks fairly good, folowing on from our conversation it could do with a slight adjustment - the cap can be carefully split into two - and then popped back together slightly out of align to give you the desired finish - I will dig mine out and part it and take some photos tomorrow and pop them on here as a bit of a "how to guide"!!
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    cheers chris muchaus gracious fella
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    there you go told you wed get some help thanks again chris
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    Cheers for that mate.. appreciate that... mine is sitting 90 degrees the wrong way haha..
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    Cheers guys!

    I've dug mine out and reminded myself how I did it!

    Basically turn the cap upside down. There is a very small line running around it (maybe hald a mm or so). You will need to carefully prise this open - I used a flat head screw-driver and did leave some little marks, but once on the car they can not be seen. Prise it open all the way round and then the cap will split into two pieces.

    This is where you brain will start to heat up!! There are a number of plastic bits that stick out which ensure you the unit will only click back together one way - basically you will have to figure out at what angle you need to click it together to get the fitting you want then cut some new little gaps for the plastic bit to sit flush in (ignore how I'm saying this, it's obvious when you get the unit open!!!) I used a pair of clipper to cut a few new little gaps and hey presto all done - the unit is simply clicked backed together and job done!

    I've took some photos to cover what I've said - when you do this it is pretty simple but it did take me some time to figure out how to open the unit up.

    When you lining it on the the oil hole in the block to get the finish you want make sure you cover the hole when not using it to stop muck, dust etc getting in there.

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    Part Number should anyone need it: 420 103 485 B

    Hope this all helps guys

    Best wishes

    Chris
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    cheers fella.... going to have a go at it now......
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    looking good darren, wonder if they do one for the B5 huh!! ill be asking this soon as i like the look of the R8 cap

    p.s get that lovely black motor into PRD's possesion for a few hours and you will be amazed dude lol
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    u jus gotta ask if u wana drive it fella i dont mind lol but once the front end is painted ill get over to you and colin oh yeah i said to colin too tha us 7 shoud go fo a meal once a month to keep in touch thro the winter months
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    how you get on mate? any luck?
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