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Old 06-21-2018, 05:25 AM   #1
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Is there a VW part for the coolant tank cap?

Let me be completely honest here: I'm not a purist. I buy my cars to drive them and I really don't care if the part says Porsche or VW or even Ford if it keeps the car on the road. I've put a ton of VW parts into my Cayenne over the years, usually at about 1/3 to 1/2 the price of an equivalent Porsche part. My 928 has a Chevy alternator (a much better part than the original Bosch/Rhone), and a Passat blower motor.

Early coolant caps are $25, which isn't a lot of money, but seems like a stupid amount of money for a part that costs $5 if it's for a VW.

Does anyone know of a VW (or whatever) coolant cap for first gen cars?

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Old 06-21-2018, 05:35 AM   #2
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Generally I agree with you and you could probably find one, but just buy an .04 part number porsche one. I mean its $20 difference...come on.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:09 AM   #3
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It's the principle!
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:55 AM   #4
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A few years ago I bought a couple W0133-1856853-FEB for $12 ea shipped. They are $25 ea now. The packaging they were in had the Porsche part number ending with the .04

This URO part costs under $2. They are a little different though. I love my Boxsters more that $2. If you'd like to give it a try please report back with the review.
"URO 443121321"



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Old 06-21-2018, 03:03 PM   #5
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ECS Tuning has the VW/Audi genuine version.

For $46!

Or pay $26 for a Porsche genuine at Pelican.
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:12 PM   #6
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I got my new coolant cap ending in 04 from Amazon.com....19 bucks with free shipping. I had to use some of my Awards Points from using my Amazon Rewards Charge card.
Dealer wanted $44.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=porsche+boxster+coolant+cap
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:52 AM   #7
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I'll order the $2 cap and see what happens. If it doesn't fit, then I'll order the one from Pelican.

Further updates as events warrant.
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How about a heavy duty plastic sandwich bag and some duck tape. Use a sharpie and write an '04' on it. I'll bet that's under $2
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Sandwich bag? Psh. Not enough expansion. It definitely calls for a condom.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:27 AM   #10
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How much that cigar cost??
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The world is turning against the use of plastics. Use a good old fashioned cork : )
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How much that cigar cost??
Doubt it's his picture....
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If you don't mind it saying Gates or Stant, ******************************** sells for $5. I have been running their Stant one for over a year with no issues.
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Thats nice. Competition's name edited out.
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The world is turning against the use of plastics. Use a good old fashioned cork : )
Reminds me of something i did when I was much younger and needed a quick solution.

Old Renault plastic radiator, the lip that holds the filler cap broke. Used 1 ea bath tub stopper, 2 wireties. Jammed the stopper in the radiator after making sure it was full, used the wire ties to hold it in. Damn thing didnt leak and i drove it six months that way until i could afford a radiator. Mechanic blew a nut out laughing so hard!
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How much that cigar cost??
About $2.

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The world is turning against the use of plastics. Use a good old fashioned cork : )
I've kept cars running for years with chunks of coat hanger and, in the case of an old Fiat, a PVC plumbing 'T'.

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Doubt not: It's absolutely me.
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About $2.

I've kept cars running for years with chunks of coat hanger and, in the case of an old Fiat, a PVC plumbing 'T'.

Doubt not: It's absolutely me.
Cigars and Ice Cream cones right?
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Cigars and Ice Cream cones right?
And bourbon. Never forget the bourbon.
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So, after a week with the $2 cap, including a six-hour round trip to Dallas in 100+ degree weather, it is functioning perfectly.

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