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Old 06-07-2012, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Jason5driver View Post
Pretty positive it is original...
I would agree as everything else in this car has always been original when I replaced it.

One thing I'm confused about is how the vent tube is designed. Does the vent tube 'only' go to the outer ring of the bottom of the dipstick guide tube? If so, how (mechanically) is that done? (i.e., what does a cross section of that portion of the dipstick guide tube actually look like?)



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IMO, in your case, you should just get the Cold-weather version oil dipstick tube
I wonder if the ($117 + tax) "updated" dipstick guide tube at the dealer is the same as the ($130 + shipping) "cold weather" one from ECS?

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Last edited by bluebee; 06-07-2012 at 09:32 AM.
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