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4KS Oil dipstick

With all of the oil/filter/dipstick level questions going on...

My 87 4KS has a loose dipstick.  It is splined (vertically) so that it 
slides into the crankcase.  It's kinda loose in its mount, but will not 
fall out.  Is this a problem?  Oil pressures are fine, and there is no 
oil usage in about 3k miles.  No leaks either.  

Some people have remarked about some Audi's having the wrong dipstick 
intalled in their engines.  How would I know if it is the "correct" one 
or not?

BTW, I still have the engine from my '84 4KS parts car, and will see if 
the lengths are the same.  If so, I would think that a snug stick would 
be better than a loose one.  Comments??

Robert Phillips
The University of Akron Sociology Department-------Akron, Ohio
1987 Audi 4000S, 1.8L 4-cyl, FWD----------SOLO II  H-Stock