REPLACING OUR VW BUS DIPSTICK BOOT
This small piece of rubber can be the answer to an unidentifiable drip on a VW bus. It’s placement makes it very hard to see any wear the boot may have and accessing it is not easy.
Once we were sure it was the dipstick boot that needed replacing, we got out the tools and went to work. The dipstick boot’s location is tricky, but with a long screwdriver for leverage and a pair of thin medical clamps, were were able to take off the old dipstick boot and put on the new one. Remember to take out the dipstick before trying to remove the boot, it’s a common mistake and the boot won’t come off with the dipstick still in.
We’d recommend putting high temperature zip ties on the top and bottom of the new boot to secure its position. It helps to put these on loosely before installing the boot and tightening afterward, using the medical clamps or needle nose pliers. Now that the dipstick boot is replaced, our VW bus motor is drip-free and happy as can be!
*Oil is the life-blood of VW Buses and needs to be changed every 1,500-3,000 miles. Check out our VW Bus Oil Change post here!
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