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    Thread: Dip Stick Disintegration, Gruven Replacement

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      Oct 30th, 2010
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      MD
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      Mark IV GLI (Gone)
      08-20-2012 10:38 PM #1
      Changed the oil two weeks back and when I checked the oil level and proceeded to wipe off the dip stick the orange handle just obliterated into tiny little pieces.

      I decided to opt for Gruven's aluminum replacement, 'cause it's aluminum and won't degrade and fall apart over time like plastic. It works I guess, but it doesn't have quite as good of a seal as the OEM unit and it gets hung up when trying to pull it to check the oil level (I guess that's why their site says to give it a 1/4 turn when removing ). I also picked up one of their VeeChain key chains to stack onto the order... It's a nice piece, but it wasn't exactly finished with burrs hanging all over the place and it shipped without a key ring .

      Overall it was a little pricey for some mediocre goods, but the main problem with the dipstick has been corrected so I'm happy.
      Last edited by MachtSchnell; 08-20-2012 at 11:46 PM. Reason: Sp
      Get on the LOUD pedal!

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