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Re: 4KS broken dipstick housing

In a message dated 96-08-16 10:00:07 EDT, nicholls@mikey.convex.com (Sam
Nicholls) writes:

>The oil dipstick tube, which holds the dipstick, has a red plastic
>shroud at the top which mates with a similar red plastic shroud
>near the handle of the dipstick.  Well, the shroud on the tube
>has broken off.  So the dipstick just sits in the tube without
>forming a seal.  I'm concerned about water and dirt going into
>the tube.
>My question is, how do I fix this?  Do I replace the dipstick tube?
>How does it attach to the block?  Has anyone concocted a 'homemade'

Very common Vw/Audi problem, the plastic piece at the top of the dipstick is
replaceable. They run about 1.50$, no tools needed....

Hope this helps,
-Chris Semple
Concord, NH
     '87 4000csq
          '84 4000sq
               '83 TQC