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Jason84
12-13-2006, 06:09 PM
STUPID DIPSTICK BROKE !! the tube didnt pull out but the actual plastic on the dipstick broke off...

do dealers usually stock these? hour drive to the closest audi dealer :/

hey4
12-13-2006, 06:12 PM
yeah they should have them, I broke the same thing on my passat. Call ahead to make sure, they are pretty cheap probably cheaper at the VW dealer.

Jason84
12-13-2006, 06:15 PM
k cool.. i just broke the extension not the actual dipstick... just went and looked at it after i checked out ECS's website

bellofello
12-13-2006, 06:17 PM
our dipsticks suck big nangs. There friggin hard to read. There should be an aftermarket one that is easier to read!

RudeBwoi
12-13-2006, 06:17 PM
if your broke the housing on the engine that the dipstick goes into i did the same thing...it costs about $12 at the stealership, it didnt make sense ordering and waiting for shipping, though the durn thing prob costs $.68 to make....[headbang]

audisnapr
12-13-2006, 06:17 PM
if you wanna buy online, ECS will have what you need.

onemoremile
12-13-2006, 06:20 PM
I got it for 8 bucks at the dealership.

Jason84
12-13-2006, 06:30 PM
http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/edpd/pagebuild_v2.cgi?searchstring=dipstick&searchqt=byvehicle&make=Audi&model=B5+A4&submodel=Quattro&engine=1.8T

its that tube extension thing at the top...

i dont have another car to drive this is my only one... i needed it tonight but guess not anymore...

AudiTLC
12-13-2006, 06:46 PM
got the correct 'funnel' from the stealership. $3.80 (there are a couple different funnels, even the dealer was initially confused)
my dipstick is fine but a new one was only $12.50

the design of the dipstick sucks donkey balls. how Audi can mess up a simple dipstick is amazing.
The funnel broke on mine so the "full" mark is actually about 1/2Q low when I put the correct funnel back on so you need the funnel/dipstick assembly to be in top shape to actually get an accurate reading.

**guys- just clicked on Jason84's ecstuning link and that short handle dipstick is the one the dealer showed me but was incorrect. Mine has a long orange handle... do I have the correct dipstick?

I have the ecs#1501 w/ my long handle dipstick.

white fish
12-13-2006, 06:56 PM
that has been on vw's forever they get brittle and break

its ok to drive for a bit like that just make sure no pieces go down into the oil pan