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Old 11-19-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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Post here if you are interested, we can get pricing lower if we get 10 people together. These are for the 4.2 V8 Audis (and VW). Im sick of my plastic one being all stripped out, I need to buy a new one soon, like before next oil change.


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Old 11-19-2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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What is that price?
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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Just changed the oil on my 2006 last night and I am pretty sure mine is stripped out too. What a pain in the a$$ of a procedure! They couldn't have put some of the screws in worse places to get the airbox off (underneath MAF sensor, and one of the lower box torx). I think the engine swap in my old MR2 was easier...

Anyways, I want to get one, but I am likely going to be loyal to Mishar since he provides us with a wealth of knowledge on here.
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Just changed the oil on my 2006 last night and I am pretty sure mine is stripped out too. What a pain in the a$$ of a procedure! They couldn't have put some of the screws in worse places to get the airbox off (underneath MAF sensor, and one of the lower box torx). I think the engine swap in my old MR2 was easier...

Anyways, I want to get one, but I am likely going to be loyal to Mishar since he provides us with a wealth of knowledge on here.
My sentiment too. Just ask Mishar if he can match the price. You never know, he maybe able too.
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I am in for one.
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I had to replace mine 2 oil changes ago due to it being stripped....Bought plastic one because I didn't know these existed until mishar's post. What is the price anyway, for these or mishar's?
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How often do you change your oil? all oil change is 10k-15k miles with synthetic = 1 a year? I'll stick with my original plastic cap- The designed it for a reason, I don't think it was a cost cutting measure to put a plastic cap instead of metal, the same as the links on the manifold - when the plastic links broke, something is wrong or stuck, why would you want to put a metal piece to fight the stuck device, will it ruin the engine???

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mishar,

Does your cap fit on the 2007? I think I remember that it does not but I just wanted to be clear.

Is the price of this other cap a big secret? I am in for 10 of them at 2 bucks... Without a price everyone or no one is in.
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Unfortunately it doesn't. It fits 2003-2006. FSI engines have filter on top of it, easier to unscrew so longer lasting even made out of plastic.
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Mishar, are you still selling (or have inventory) on these caps? If so, how much? PM me if you prefer...

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The Gruvenparts one is $94, they just changed their site pricing all the way down from $129 ea!

Not sure if they will still do GB since they are now running the special.

Ive stripped out 2 of these, and the last 1 they broke the whole oil housing trying to get the remnants of the plastic cap out. It cost me $1200 to replace that oil housing. total bullsh!t they made this part from plastic, look at any of the older vehicles, they ALL have metal covers not plastic. This was just a cost savings measure, they will sell alot more plastic version then if they just did it right the 1st time. C
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The Gruvenparts one is $94, they just changed their site pricing all the way down from $129 ea!

Not sure if they will still do GB since they are now running the special.

Ive stripped out 2 of these, and the last 1 they broke the whole oil housing trying to get the remnants of the plastic cap out. It cost me $1200 to replace that oil housing. total bullsh!t they made this part from plastic, look at any of the older vehicles, they ALL have metal covers not plastic. This was just a cost savings measure, they will sell alot more plastic version then if they just did it right the 1st time. C
So $95 shipped for AudiWorld members is good price?
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What would be the reason to make these out of plastic other than cost? Since both would be aluminum I wouldn't imagine it would be any sort of galvanic corrosion. Maybe to prevent stripping the housing since it is cast onto the block and that would be a nightmare to fix?

Has anyone had an aluminum aftermarket cover on their filter for the 10k miles between changes yet? Any issues?
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$94 at gruven right now
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What would be the reason to make these out of plastic other than cost? Since both would be aluminum I wouldn't imagine it would be any sort of galvanic corrosion. Maybe to prevent stripping the housing since it is cast onto the block and that would be a nightmare to fix?

Has anyone had an aluminum aftermarket cover on their filter for the 10k miles between changes yet? Any issues?

i had 1 for my old VR6, never had an issue. My benz has a metal version as well, no issue. I think you should put some oil, or at least anti seize on threads when you install and you should not have an issue.

they are plastic like everything else on the car, so its cheap to make and it breaks, causing you to visit your local audi parts dealer.
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Nine guys from this forum have it. No reported problem.
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yeah i think i will apply some anti seize to the thread and install it.
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