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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

citroen wrote:
if you had a type 3 case the numbers would be on the top but the main difference is there would not be a hole for the dipstick it sounds like you have a replacement case


citroen....
Just FYI....
A good machine shop can add a dipstick tube to a (formerly) type 3 only case.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about this $20 modification that will allow a type 3 to use a type one dipstick?

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or the $5 BugPAck solution

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

correct i have installed a few it takes a long drill bit and its a little hard to find the right size tube the bugpack way works ok it just sticks the dipstick out a little bit wrong angle
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

K Mann...
That home made unit is awesome.
Thanks for sharing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are most welcome. I agree. Very cool fabrication. I really enjoy folks being creative with stock parts combined to a make a custom part.


I am all fired up to weld all my old HUF VW cut-out keys as handles for dip sticks. Saw one recently and just like it right away.






Looks so cool.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kubelmann wrote:
You are most welcome. I agree. Very cool fabrication. I really enjoy folks being creative with stock parts combined to a make a custom part.


I am all fired up to weld all my old HUF VW cut-out keys as handles for dip sticks. Saw one recently and just like it right away.

Looks so cool.
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If you ever did do this I would buy one
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: vin & engine mysteries Reply with quote


Is it normal to have a VW thing vin with 10 digits and no letter at the end of the digits and can a top be easily found for it?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: vin & engine mysteries Reply with quote

Da Thing 1974 wrote:

Is it normal to have a VW thing vin with 10 digits and no letter at the end of the digits and can a top be easily found for it?

The answers are yes and yes.

The top can be easily found but will set you back some.
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