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i hate the 1GRFE

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Detective_Dan, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    Detective_Dan

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    i hate trying to read the damn dipstick on this f**kin thing. that is all. rant over
     
  2. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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  3. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    Roughen up the space between the 2 points so you can see it better.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    Detective_Dan

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    does this actually work? i just hate how it smears everywhere. im a damn mechanic and i have trouble with this mother f**ker
     
  5. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    duh.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    Well I just barely did it this past oil change so I can dip the dipstick in dirty oil to clean the shavings off. Honestly I don't think it did anything because I don't remember it being easier to read. LOL.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    whatever lol, i just put in between 5.5 and 6 quarts and call it a day
     
  8. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    I roughed mine up pretty good (took it out back and kicked it's damn @ss!) and it helped a little.
    I have also heard of people drilling a tiny little hole in their dipsticks to make it easier to read.

    I just usually take it out, set it on the rad support for a few minutes, let the oil drain back down the tube a little then check it.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    mjp2

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    Go 25,000 miles between oil changes. It'll make the dipstick a whole lot easier to read. :anonymous:
     
  10. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    ill get right on that mj lmao
     
  11. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    Pugga

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    Gonna have to try that, I'm having the same issue, just not to the point Dective Dan's at. :D It is a pretty obnoxious set-up though...
     
  12. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    ummm yeah
    the 1GRFE is such a clean engine.

    cleanest i've seen.

    even after a year of running amsoil it's clean as a whistle.

    that's your problem it's too damn clean on the inside of these.
     
  13. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    Put it on a piece of wood, and knock it with a hammer and punch. It will make a nice mark for you to read with.
     
  14. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    it is a nice clean engine, i cant deny that, just the dipstick pisses me off. if that bend wasnt in the dip tube, it would be fine
     
  15. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    By far the hardest to read dipstick I've ever come across.
     
  16. Jun 17, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    i can read mine just fine?
     
  17. Jun 17, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    ^Ditto.
     
  18. Jun 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    32k, and it reads fine.....................on the tundy. :anonymous:
     
  19. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    Fixed that for you.
     
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