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Old 11-17-2008, 05:12 PM   #1
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No, you're not getting your fingers in there. Probably not needle nose pliers either.
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Looks like you'll be taking your dipstick out, brazing a washer and wire extension handle on it to make that a possibility.
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+ x 3 valve cover bolts = quick access.
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Naw, You need a pic of a MAC socket.
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You could possibly stud the head there and use wing nuts or something equally as gay.
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God those heatshields looks awesome though.
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No kidding. Those guys can weld. The cold air box is also incredible. As is the intercooler.
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You've got the same problem I have with your broken off dipstick handle. I drilled a small hole and ran a loop of wire through it. Much easier to get out. Originally tried a little zip tie but it just melted against the heat shield (duh).

The heat shields are pretty sexy. I've screwed mine up though with cheezy ghetto mods. Mine was a little too close to the brake lines and could rattle. Bent the back edge up slightly with a cresent wrench. Left some nice marks in it. Also bent up the leading edge of the cool air box quite a bit to give my headlight cover Naca duct a more direct shot into the box. Also I lined the inside of the cool air box with heat shield fabric. Dropped temps slightly and dropped the intake noise quite a bit.

I also have the same problem with having a strut brace. Haven't figured out how to get that sexy (albiet tiny) windshield washer reserve box in yet. It's too cool looking not to fit it in somehow though.

Seeing your's reminds me how pretty my parts used to be. Jeez I'm a slob. Should have taken better care with my slight mods.
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I don't think so. The dipstick is pretty far down in there.
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I put my dipstick in my lathe (it has a through-hole chuck) and turned the remaining bit of plastic to get a nice round surface, then I threaded it with a die. I then made a new handle on the lathe and threaded it to fit onto the dip stick. I then JB welded it on to completely secure it (I probably could have foregone threading it, since I used JB weld, but it's perminant now). You could do the same to make an extended handle.
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Sounds awesome. Just need a lathe
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drain it into the wife's pyrex from the kitchen
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Looks like you got her home safely. I have used nothing but Mobile 1 in her. God Bless yaa bro........drive safe

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omfg that car is nice.
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No kidding. Those guys can weld. The cold air box is also incredible. As is the intercooler.
their shop is like a welding sweatshop.
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omfg that car is nice.
and you could have bought it!

Enjoying the car, Ben?
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No kidding. Those guys can weld. The cold air box is also incredible. As is the intercooler.
curiosity running through my head...what kinda setup is that?
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curiosity running through my head...what kinda setup is that?
BEGI S4 with all the bells and whistles.
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and you could have bought it!

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the first time yes, the 2nd time no.
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