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Old 12-29-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
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Question Question about dip stick ?

When I change my oil, I check the level, but there is NEVER a clear cut on the dip stick, there are traces of oil 10 to 12 inches up. I put 5.5 quarts so i know its not over filled...this happens repeatedly.What the *%#@????
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:07 PM   #2
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sees what you did there.
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When I change my oil, I check the level, but there is NEVER a clear cut on the dip stick, there are traces of oil 10 to 12 inches up. I put 5.5 quarts so i know its not over filled...this happens repeatedly.What the *%#@????
Try roughing it up with some sandpaper. Makes it a little easier to read.
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mine does that also... but there will always be one side that will show the clear cut of oil
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:12 PM   #4
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Mine is tough to read too. I have to let it sit overnight to get a decent reading and it will still be smeared up the stick but I can usually make out the line.
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Aside from the sandpaper idea, I've also heard of taking a file and putting little notches in one side to help "catch" the oil which supposedly makes it easier to read. I might try it before I change the oil next month.
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thanks atleast i know im not alone on this one...
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I took a file and put criss cross lines on mine and it seemed to help. It's a bastard to read if you don't mod it.
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Yea, I go through hell trying to read mine as well, I will give the sandpaper thing a try, if that doesn't work time to get out the file.
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