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wkjeepgirl86 01-06-2011 10:11 PM

5.7L oil stick
 
Does the oil dipstick come like a cork screw or does this just happen? I want to make sure i have the right amount of oil since cork screwing it would make it shorter

jeepgcoman 01-07-2011 08:13 PM

Re: 5.7L oil stick
 
That's the way they come. Pain in the A$$, IMO.

Walt 01-07-2011 10:20 PM

Re: 5.7L oil stick
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wkjeepgirl86 (Post 329752)
Does the oil dipstick come like a cork screw or does this just happen? I want to make sure i have the right amount of oil since cork screwing it would make it shorter

The tube follows a very tortuous path down to the sump. Twisted shape allows the dipstick to flex in multiple directions on the way in ( -or- out).

As you insert it, hold the top loosely and allow it to "find" its favorite orientation as it goes in.

What I did is mark the side of the handle that faces forward when it is fully inserted. When I re-insert the dipstick, I hold it that way and it goes in more easily.

They are also a PITA to read the oil level! :lol:


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