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The plastic broke and I just had an old change but big leaks on the Turbo unit so I cannot go by the amount of oil unless through it out and replacing this new oil with another new batch.

Could someone that owns a Passat as mine above just go and measure the distance from the very end of the OIL STICK to the bottom of the plastic handle so I can make one in the lather and rivet it on the metal Oil Stick I have?

I appreciate the effort since I do not think I will be able to get a new one easily and old ones at the JunkYard are difficult to find and the plastic will be cooked and old as mine was.

You are welcome to measure from any other point that can accomplish my need as long as you tell me how did you measure it. (From where to where)

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get new one from ECS,they notoriously go bad, and with system now "open" you might get a code or bad (goofy) idle.... but on ECS's website go to part and you can enlarge display photo and get a relative comparison as to size since you have intake dipstick
 

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Thanks, I will see if I placed my jury-rigged handle in the correct position.

As soon as I have a chance I will order one from EC tuning, I did not expect they would be available.
 

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Thanks, I will see if I placed my jury-rigged handle in the correct position.

As soon as I have a chance I will order one from EC tuning, I did not expect they would be available.
I hope the dipstick pieces didn’t fall into the crankcase.
I would install an oil pressure gauge soon. Not a difficult job and is a good safety measure.

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I hope the dipstick pieces didn’t fall into the crankcase.
I would install an oil pressure gauge soon. Not a difficult job and is a good safety measure.

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Yea...I ave been thinking of that since I llike to know/see always what the presure is.
Any suggestion where to tap in from anyone that have done it?
 

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there is an extra port (allen wrench/plug), on top of oil filter housing , opposite of the standard OEM horizontal port which faces the engine firewall, easiest way to remove is to snake wrench down between intake manifold runners. I suggest solid state transducer style ,makes routing easier and no mess if line breaks or cracks.
 

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dipstick pieces would probably wash out with oil change, more problematic to pickup screen is the small coke deposits which "weld" adhere themselves to the screen
 

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dipstick pieces would probably wash out with oil change, more problematic to pickup screen is the small coke deposits which "weld" adhere themselves to the screen
Hi Chief,
Actually, the dipstick pieces may very well clog up the screen. They stick there and oil change doesn’t work most of the time.
But like you said coke deposits and gasketmaker leftovers are problem too.



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I stand corrected ! "proof is in the pudding" as they say
What I did with my 98 AEB, which had oil pressure issue, is I drained the oil, poured 5 quart of kerosene in the crankcase through the dipstick, let it sit overnight and drained.
Because the pickup screen was submerged in kerosene, the stuff was dislodged. When I drained, all sorts of crap came out. (The previous owner had used gasketmaker on the oil pan.
Oil pressure restored for sometime but eventually I had to replace the oil pump as it was shot due to 200.000 abuse it took.




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