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Old 11-19-2008, 11:10 AM   #21
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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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Old 11-19-2008, 11:27 AM   #22
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How about simply cutting/grinding a semi-circular relief in the heat shield that attaches to the valve cover so that you can get a finder in there to pull out a complete dipstick. Almost right where the half of your ellipse covers the shield, but a bit closer to the motor and perhaps a bit deeper.
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Damn that setup is sexy. Sounds like you got enough suggestions on the dip stick. Man those heat shields look awesome. I hate to jinx myself, but my 99' has the original unbroken dipstick. Probably worth something seeing how rare it is...
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:31 AM   #24
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I'm not doing a thing to modify those heatshields myself. They are too thick and too pretty. I would be committing an assault against BEGi.

The nature of the thread was semi-joking. It does suck that the dipstick is tough to get to as I won't be able to check oil level when I'm filling up at the gas station (which is my typical custom), but I know I'm clever enough to adapt and overcome.

Pat, seeing how the OE dipstick is about $18 new, I'd say that your used one is worth maybe a Zagnut Bar. ****, go ahead and break it so it feels like it belongs with its brotheren.
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I'm not doing a thing to modify those heatshields myself. They are too thick and too pretty. I would be committing an assault against BEGi.
For gods sake man, sack up. A saber saw and a round file, and perhaps a carbide bur and hand drill, are all you need. If you take your time and do a good job it will look like Corky designed and executed it himself.

And besides, as they come from BEGi those heatshields could use a good scratch removal and polish. They should look like chrome, not raw aluminum.
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hey fagmo, its not a show car. This is a forum for men, not men-seeking-men.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:43 PM   #27
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hey fagmo, its not a show car. This is a forum for men, not men-seeking-men.
So, you are either agreeing with me that Ben should grow a pair and hack away at that ***** heat shield, or that you don't like the idea of polished aluminum under the hood; perhaps both. However, it's pretty funny, Hustler.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:53 PM   #28
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I'm not cutting it, and I don't give a **** what either of the 2 of you think about it or me.

Hustler's just mad that he's got 7k posts and 0 turbo cars.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:56 PM   #29
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No worries Ben; just joshing you in the same spirit you say you posted your thread in the first place.
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Hell, I've got the same shields but didn't have the brains to show them any respect. Drilled holes and used bolts and washers to fasten heat shield cloth to them. (worked great on the intake but the ones around the mani burned and melted as they get too hot) Bent them with crescent wrenches. Bloody fingerprints baked on them. Dirt, scratches, gouges, etc. Seeing those new ones makes me want to take some fine sandpaper and make mine pretty again.

Personally the brushed finish they come with looks tough and right. Last thing I want is some polished aluminum under the hood screaming RICE-boy.

I'm going to look at doing the JB weld extension idea. Would look better than the hunk of wire on mine.
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It does suck that the dipstick is tough to get to as I won't be able to check oil level when I'm filling up at the gas station


Guess I am the typical female.
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Last thing I want is some polished aluminum under the hood screaming RICE-boy.
It only screams RICE-boy if you bought it that way out of a catalog. Parts you modify yourself always look great; well, almost always.
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Maybe in the condition they are currently in the best route would be the Slapshot Bus treatment. Beat the crap out of them to "make it look mean!"
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Maybe in the condition they are currently in the best route would be the Slapshot Bus treatment. Beat the crap out of them to "make it look mean!"
lol

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The BEGI S4 simply looks your oil level in the face and frightens it into reading full.

(First of many BEGI S4 Chuck Norris jokes to come.)
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I would hose clamp a piece of black thick fuel hose to it. Cut it off smooth. And at the top, I would push a chrome valve stem cap in the hole of the hose. It wouldn't be very noticable and you can decied what length you want.

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I would hose clamp a piece of black thick fuel hose to it. Cut it off smooth. And at the top, I would push a chrome valve stem cap in the hole of the hose. It wouldn't be very noticable and you can decied what length you want.
Better yet. Use some -3 or -4AN braided hose you have in the same fashion. It will hold up to the heat better.
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Maybe I'm just wierd, but I can't remember the last time I checked the oil in any of my cars. With modern motors today, I can't imagine a healthy engine losing even 1/2 quart. Fill, drive 3-5k, drain. Repeat.
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I like to check my oil to see if it smells like gas and to see how black it is. It doesn't loose oil i just like checking the quality of the oil that is in it. Should be able to tell if I have excess blowby and whatnot by the oil as well. Motor is solid though so it's really pointless.
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Maybe I'm just wierd, but I can't remember the last time I checked the oil in any of my cars. With modern motors today, I can't imagine a healthy engine losing even 1/2 quart. Fill, drive 3-5k, drain. Repeat.
I don't know what happened or why, but my 1994 burned about 2 quarts of gtx 10w30 over 2000 miles. I put rotella 10w40 and it hasn't burned a drop. I always check that crap.
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