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Old 12-22-2010, 02:18 AM
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Hi all,

We have the boxes all packed, Ernie and Fiona are loaded and I decide to check the oil for the trip in the morning. When I check it, it was fine, then I added half a quard and get it where I want it on the dipstick. It's only the second time I ever had to add oil. Now, my problem is, the dipstick tube broke off down where it goes into the engine. I need to leave tomorrow, with the moving van. I'm not very mechanically inclined,(that is putting it mildly) but I'm almost sure it would be a disaster to drive him like that. My first thought was to cut the top off the dipstick, and plug it with that, then I rememeber how much VW likes my money in exchange for their dipstick. Does this tube screw in to the engine? I'mm almost sure i'm too dumb to do it my self. Can anyone give me some ideas???? Thanks!!!!

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Old 12-22-2010, 02:33 AM
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it does not on mine it just slips over the part on the motor when i got mine it just had some pvc pipe slid over the hole with the dipstick slid in it. I would not do this as a long term fix but for a few days i think it will be ok. I do not know how long it was like that on my NB but it was like that but i drove it for about a month or so and never lost any oil. Like i said not a long term fix but for a few days to a week i think it will be ok
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:09 AM
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The dipstick tube is pretty easy to replace. It's just a friction fit at the engine. Here is a link to show you what it looks like...

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it does not on mine it just slips over the part on the motor when i got mine it just had some pvc pipe slid over the hole with the dipstick slid in it. I would not do this as a long term fix but for a few days i think it will be ok. I do not know how long it was like that on my NB but it was like that but i drove it for about a month or so and never lost any oil. Like i said not a long term fix but for a few days to a week i think it will be ok
Thanks for the heads up! I don't have anything sticking out to put any pip over? Do you mean to put a piece of pipe down in the hols?
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Ouch
This is a common fail, but is a very easy fix- easy as changing a light bulb.

If you're about to go out of town, although a bit more than an online purchase, they're still reasonable from the dealership. Buy the tube, pull the old one off, use pliers if needed, push the new one in it's place. It's just that simple

And a safe trip to you and Carolyn
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Thanks guys! We don't have a dealership within 100 miles of where we are. Would it be safe to drive it until I get there?
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Thanks guys! We don't have a dealership within 100 miles of where we are. Would it be safe to drive it until I get there?
Yeah you should be ok, as long as you have the tube capped off some way.
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Hey Scott hope your move and the Holidays went well. Hope Ernie is back in shape too. What a terrible thing to happen right before you move. I guess if that was the worst thing that happened, woohoo!
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