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Old 03-24-2011, 04:21 PM   #21
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^I'm surprised your spelling is so good with all the 'free time' you have.

Looks to me like some of the oil just got smudged off upon removing the dipstick.

Looks like a decent reading otherwise to me.
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^I'm surprised your spelling is so good with all the 'free time' you have.

Looks to me like some of the oil just got smudged off upon removing the dipstick.

Looks like a decent reading otherwise to me.
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I had the same issue with my 6.0 Powerstroke . The dipstick was so smooth the oil didn't have anything to cling to and it was impossible to get an accurate, consistant reading. I lightly scuffed the dipstick with a scotch brite pad. Problem solved
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This is how the oil looks on the dipstick after the truck has been sitting for several days. After driving it for 20 minutes the oil is more evenly spread across the dipstick, but still leaves blank spaces. ...
I've noticed it on mine too... I think it's because the oil is low viscosity and surface tension affects it's 'wetting' action.
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No. Code for "instant spell check"
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No. Code for "instant spell check"
I went to this little thing called school. We learned grammar and spelling there.
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I went to this little thing called school. We learned grammar and spelling there.
So did I, but I tend to miss the key I'm aiming for.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:17 PM   #30
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So did I, but I tend to miss the key I'm aiming for.
Your name looks funny in red.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:06 PM   #31
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So did I, but I tend to miss the key I'm aiming for.
Go wash your sticky hands and put that thing back in your pants and it shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:11 PM   #32
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i think hes talking about how its spread over the dipstick and cant get a proper reading?
I think every truck I've ever had did this to some extent.
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:22 PM   #33
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Lightly sculffing the dip stick with scotch really helps with the readings.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:13 PM   #34
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You should always lightly scuff your dipstick.


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