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The great dipstick debate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Janster, May 1, 2009.

  1. May 1, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    Janster

    Janster [OP] Old & Forgetful

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    The fact that our dipsticks suck.....

    What's the problem - the dipstick or the tube?

    Yeah, I know...I've sanded and used a file on mine and it still sucks major ass to read it properly. Not that it matters...but its annoying.

    Anyone make an aftermarket dipstick that'll read accurately and correctly?
     
  2. May 1, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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  3. May 1, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The best dip sticks are a wound hilix type. The hold the oil when you pull it out, and are easy to read.
     
  4. May 2, 2009 at 4:59 AM
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    I tried searching and couldn't find any information even closely related.

    Got any links or clarification?
     
  5. May 2, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I spelled it wrong. You can have one made at a place that works/re builds deisel engines. Its a helical wire, so It holds the oil in the winds so you can more easily see it when checking. We have made a few and they work well.
     
  6. May 2, 2009 at 9:17 AM
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    Sweet!
    I'll have to look around here at the diesel shops and see what I can come up with. Are they expensive to make/buy?
     
  7. May 2, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    Just take a small centerpunch and put several small dimples in the dipstick, it will be much easier to read :)
     
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