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Old 10-29-2013, 10:25 PM
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I was going to put in a dollop of oil post checking oil level and when I take of the cap it takes off the whole assembly... even with the engine cover on (so I just took it off).

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Happens sometimes. I think the extension is to clear the engine cover.

You can try to take the cap off while the adapter is off and then reinstall.
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Mk thanks!! I didn't know if it needed to be a tight seal or what. I'll try that out just glad to know it's not detrimental to anything.
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Nope, the extension section need to stay intact with the valve cover. You might have to remove the valve cover to fix that. Easy to remove the valve cover; just 7-8 nuts and coil packs, move the vacuum reservoir/lines and wire harness out of the way. Pull valve cover up-easy as pie
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Mine was actually causing a vacuum leak. It's OK to run without it. I don't use my engine cover though so clearing it doesn't matter.
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its just to make room for the engine cover. no need to be alarmed, as long as it still seals tight youre ok. there is no need to take the valve cover off to fix it, thats a bit overboard. if it seals then just do what youre doing. i mean the cap does the same thing as the extender. right?

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looks to me like the extender clips broke from the inside. The last time I took the valve cover I noticed it's held by a metal clip over a hard plastic retainer that is why I suggest she remove the valve cover to repair correctly. Or just put up with oil leak, what's a little smoke going down the road..LOL
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looks to me like the extender clips broke from the inside. The last time I took the valve cover I noticed it's held by a metal clip over a hard plastic retainer that is why I suggest she remove the valve cover to repair correctly. Or just put up with oil leak, what's a little smoke going down the road..LOL
Are you saying you'll have an oil leak if you don't use it?

Because like I said, I've run without the extender for 3 years now and haven't had a single issue. The oil cap does seal to the valve cover without it. Unless your oil cap is fubar, then just replace it.
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looks to me like the extender clips broke from the inside.
if they broke, she would hear it bouncing around in the valve cover and it could bounce time off.

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Woah, things just got serious! The extender doesn't look like anything is broken when I look at it ie: no rough edges or jagged anything unless something came off it completely!!
If it were to have a sealing issue what symptoms would I have? Anybody have a picture of what that piece looks like normally (the underside not on the vehicle)? Because as is I have no idea what piece is theoretically missing.

Thank you all for your input.

ps: I run without my engine cover also (obviously). Can I be rid of the extension then?
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I run without my engine cover also (obviously). Can I be rid of the extension then?
yes. it would be the same as if you had a gti or a jetta.

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yes. it would be the same as if you had a gti or a jetta.

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I knew mine was leaking because you could hear it hissing. (Granted I had the engine off doing a boost leak test so it was easy to hear) So I took that sucker off! No more leaks. (from that, anyway!)
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