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    Thread: Oil cap options/possibilities.. What's your favorite..?

    1. 06-02-2012 10:09 AM #1
      I need to replace my OE oil cap, but I'm not a fan of most of the options out there. Here are 3 that I came up with from a quick search.







      Which one do you guys like best, or post up yoir favorite.

      Also, anyone know if other makes will fit ours? For example, will a Honda oil cap fit our valve covers? I ask because there are TONS of options for other brands, but not so much for us VW/Audi owners.

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      06-02-2012 10:10 AM #2
      R8?

    3. 06-02-2012 10:47 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by 20v master View Post
      R8?
      Too shiney and a little too expensive.

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      06-02-2012 11:18 AM #4
      R8 here...looks great. Just wish the coolant cap wasn't so damn expensive...

      Sorry, not best pic...but in a hurry just grabbed the first one I saw in one of my albums.



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      06-02-2012 11:21 AM #5
      What about this one?
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      I got a used Forge set of bling (strut caps, oil cap, coolant cap, gas cap) and the cap was part of the set. Looks best with all of the forge parts.

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      06-02-2012 01:49 PM #7
      The Jcaps one in black anodized worked great for me.

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      06-02-2012 11:32 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by warranty225cpe View Post
      Too shiney and a little too expensive.
      Ecs tuning has the best price $45.


      http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Audi..._Cap/ES251663/
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      06-02-2012 11:43 PM #9
      The first one is interesting, but the logo looks bad. The third one is petty cool. Would be better off there were a coolant cap to match.

      That's what make the r8 one attractive to me.
      Drive lowpark lower



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      06-03-2012 07:07 AM #10
      not the most detailed pics, but i have both the coolant and oil R8 caps, got em on sale at ECS.




      but i do like thecap in the top pic. its different!

    11. 06-03-2012 10:20 AM #11
      I have an idea. I think I'm going to make my own..
      Last edited by warranty225cpe; 06-03-2012 at 10:26 AM.

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      06-03-2012 11:32 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by deepblueT View Post
      not the most detailed pics, but i have both the coolant and oil R8 caps, got em on sale at ECS.




      but i do like thecap in the top pic. its different!
      Should clock your oil cap a bit and it would look a whole lot better! Or is it just loose in the pic?

    13. 06-03-2012 02:13 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by RabbitGTDguy View Post
      Should clock your oil cap a bit and it would look a whole lot better! Or is it just loose in the pic?
      Saw that too. Probably just the way it was put on.

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      06-03-2012 02:29 PM #14
      well...to fit the MK1 TT without the extension for the engine cover (so flat to the valve cover) and be in the right position, the R8 cap has to be adjusted either way. It isn't too hard to do. When doing mine I also lowered the profile of the cap so it didn't look so tall (as stock, it is made to clear on the R8's cover) and such.

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      06-05-2012 10:58 AM #15
      i would love to "clock" it and even lower it...can you help with a little how to, i don't want to F!!! it up you know.

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      06-05-2012 11:42 AM #16
      A friend of mine bought the smoothed valve cover from BFI then had the stock filler cap shaved and this positioned in the center- flush mounted of course. Dopest 1.8t Valve cover I've ever seen. I plan on ripping him off one day when I feel like dumping $130 + welding time into aesthetics.

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      06-05-2012 12:05 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by deepblueT View Post
      i would love to "clock" it and even lower it...can you help with a little how to, i don't want to F!!! it up you know.
      sure thing...

      Here is the mod for 3.2 engine below (see link)...slightly different us just have to pay attention to where you "clock" it to. Mark current, mark bottom (mount portion) where it "finally" sits", disassemble cap, re notch top/bottom (to lower...remove some of the material...there is a "ring" on the two halves for reference sake...I remove the uppermost one), use plastic weld/epoxy to reassemble in a few places and DONE.

      link to basic mod thread...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-of-the-cap%29

      Joe

    18. 06-05-2012 03:11 PM #18
      I picked up one of these from eBay. Turns out the Mercedes Benz caps fit our cars also. I'm going to mod this thing a little bit to give it a "custom" touch.

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      06-05-2012 05:49 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by warranty225cpe View Post
      I have an idea. I think I'm going to make my own..

      You won't do it, you'll just talk about it (reverse psychology)

      I like that revolver one :

      Kinda badass haha

    20. 06-05-2012 06:12 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by jason bouchard View Post
      You won't do it, you'll just talk about it (reverse psychology)
      It's already in the works homie
      Quote Originally Posted by jason bouchard View Post
      I like that revolver one :
      Kinda badass haha
      Yeah, it is pretty cool. And if you like that one, you'll like what I'm making..

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      06-06-2012 02:48 PM #21
      sweet, lmk

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      06-06-2012 02:58 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by warranty225cpe View Post
      I picked up one of these from eBay.
      One of what? lol

    23. 06-06-2012 03:55 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by 20v master View Post
      One of what? lol
      Haha, my bad. Must have been a little preoccupied. I bought one of these...



      I've got some plans for it.

      Hint: it requires some welding

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      06-10-2012 08:06 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by RabbitGTDguy View Post
      sure thing...

      Here is the mod for 3.2 engine below (see link)...slightly different us just have to pay attention to where you "clock" it to. Mark current, mark bottom (mount portion) where it "finally" sits", disassemble cap, re notch top/bottom (to lower...remove some of the material...there is a "ring" on the two halves for reference sake...I remove the uppermost one), use plastic weld/epoxy to reassemble in a few places and DONE.

      link to basic mod thread...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-of-the-cap%29

      Joe
      thanks for the link, its a good write up, good pics. i was succesful in doing this, tho i did not lower it at all. just reclocked it. and for anybody else going to do this...the 1.8t is the same position as the write up. I.E. locking mechanism is aligned with the "handle" position. looks like i need a new coolant ball...mine looks like $hit next to these pretty caps!



    25. 06-10-2012 08:39 PM #25
      Looks good dude.

      I was gonna wait till I got it finished, but here's a preview of what I'm making. Hint, next step is the welder..


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      06-11-2012 07:24 AM #26
      Any idea what the metal type is? lol It may not weld so well. And it won't leave knuckle indents in the underside of your hood, will it?

    27. 06-11-2012 09:15 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by 20v master View Post
      Any idea what the metal type is? lol It may not weld so well. And it won't leave knuckle indents in the underside of your hood, will it?
      Checked both with a magnet. They both seem to be steel. And no, it's too low to knuckle up my hood. The cap itself sits super low compared to most caps. Especially with the spacer underneath.

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      06-11-2012 12:54 PM #28
      Original. You might consider smoothing the knuckles to give it more a "4-rings" look. My first thought was, WTF, then realized it was 4-rings.

      cheers
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      06-11-2012 01:23 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by TTC2k5 View Post
      then realized it was 4-rings.
      Except it's not.

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      06-11-2012 01:31 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by 20v master View Post
      Except it's not.
      If not, then I reserve the right to go back to, WTF.
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    31. 06-11-2012 02:35 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by 20v master View Post
      Except it's not.
      :middlefinger:
      Quote Originally Posted by TTC2k5 View Post
      If not, then I reserve the right to go back to, WTF.
      Lol, you'll get it once I'm finished.. If it turns out even close to what I have in my head, it will be sweet

    32. 08-11-2012 06:58 PM #32
      Got things welded together...



      A little grinding...



      Lots of work to do still..

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      08-12-2012 10:29 AM #33
      Original.
      Reading>posting .

    34. 08-12-2012 11:52 AM #34
      This could be pretty cool depending on your choice of finish. Have you checked and confirmed hood clearance ?

    35. 08-12-2012 12:44 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Marcus_Aurelius View Post
      This could be pretty cool depending on your choice of finish. Have you checked and confirmed hood clearance ?
      Yes sir! Fits like it was born there. But I don't think it would fit with the spacer. As far as finish, I'm up in the air. Right now I'm thinking wrinkle black base to match the VC and the knuckles polished. Should blend right in. I'm open to suggestions though.

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