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Ever seen oil look like this on the dipstick?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by BigRedWeather, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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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.
     
  2. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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  3. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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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
     
  4. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    Code for "Trying to suck my own dome"?
     
  5. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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    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.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    No. Code for "instant spell check"
     
  7. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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  8. Mar 28, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    I went to this little thing called school. We learned grammar and spelling there.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    So did I, but I tend to miss the key I'm aiming for.
     
  10. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Your name looks funny in red.
     
  11. Mar 28, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    Go wash your sticky hands and put that thing back in your pants and it shouldn't be an issue.
     
  12. Mar 28, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    I think every truck I've ever had did this to some extent. ;)
     
  13. Apr 30, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    Lightly sculffing the dip stick with scotch really helps with the readings.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    You should always lightly scuff your dipstick.


    Steve
     
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