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Old 12-12-2008, 12:54 PM
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OM616, how long is your dipstick?

Troubleshooting oil use, trying not to miss an easy fix. How long is your dip stick and tube?
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:20 PM
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My dipstick is about average, but it keeps the wife happy.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:23 PM
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Troubleshooting oil use, trying not to miss an easy fix. How long is your dip stick and tube?

IMO - that's a very personal question...and the public embarassment associated with my answer makes me feel very uncomfortable. Sorry..But I can't offer help....
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:14 PM
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Dipstick measuring...it's catching on! Mine shrinks until I put more oil in, then it gets longer again. But seriously, You might want to check the o rings. And the oil pan gasket. Can you tell where it's leaking? I know that's an incredibly dumb question, but if it's not leaking it, I'd say it's burning it. I don't have to wonder about mine. It's leaking from multiple orifices. This wasn't a trick question, was it??
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:34 PM
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Dipstick measuring...it's catching on! Mine shrinks until I put more oil in, then it gets longer again. But seriously, You might want to check the o rings. And the oil pan gasket. Can you tell where it's leaking? I know that's an incredibly dumb question, but if it's not leaking it, I'd say it's burning it. I don't have to wonder about mine. It's leaking from multiple orifices. This wasn't a trick question, was it??

No puddles in the driveway, no oil trails, no dancing oil cap, 360-380 lb compression, engine runs on w/ blocked breather for 25-30 sec before stumbling, new valve cover seal, valve guide seals, dry rear main seal (checked w/ clutch job), doesn't squirt me in the eye when I open the hood, doesn't piss oil on my shoe. Cyclone separator air oil separator catches drops a week. Nothing to really explain a quart every 100 miles +/-.

Someone posted that they had the wrong dipstick, and were chronicly overfilling the car, changed the dipstick problem went away. So if I pulled & rebuilt the engine and did not change the dipstick, I'd still have the problem.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:34 PM
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After I thought all the "dip stick' jokes had been aired, heres a serious question, what color is yours, no really, arnt the dip sticks color coded, red for yours, no really
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:36 PM
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I hear some famous ones are bent.
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After I thought all the "dip stick' jokes had been aired,
Nope!

My engine says the dipstick is too big for the tube. It prefers that I check the level though the oil fill hole, unlike my other engine. The other one wanted me to check the oil though the exhaust pipe. I told it I'm sorry, you're gonna just have to suffer from oil starvation or overfilling cause I don't do that method.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:26 PM
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OK, thats it absolutely IT, no more dip stick jokes, I'm serious, "dip stick" needs to be placed on the banned list, hez forth to be expressed as d*p st**k I have never had a problem with my d*p st**k being too long
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:11 PM
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"dip stick" needs to be placed on the banned list,
You know, I think "240Joe" would agree with you on that.

Now THAT, was one unforgettable forum character.
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OK, now that you've all got that out of your system (and beat me to it)...

Does your oil level go down to a certain point - say a quart low or two quarts low on the dipstick, and then stop going down? Or if you don't refill it, does it keep going down?

If it stops going down at about the same point (1 qt - 2 qt low) consistently, then that would be a pretty good indicator of the dipstick being the wrong one - and too long.

Another way to figure it out would be to do an oil change and put in exactly the factory recommended amount of oil. Start it up, let it run only long enough to get up to temp and shut it down. Let it sit 5 minutes and do a dip stick reading. If it is reading low, then that is also a good indication that the stick is the wrong one.
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Okay, I am game. How long is yours? My dipstick has a red knob on the end. Seems to be 20 1/4 inches to the base of the red knob.

Not sure of the exact year of the 616 engine as it was a replacement engine. This does not matter though as I think all those blocks and oil pans where the same. The other 616 is across the highway and it's dark and raining heavy out there.

I also would not want to be seen running back across the road with my dipstick in my hand.

Let the humour commence. I was not certain people would use the humour but on reflection it was too good an opportunity in my opinion. So had to have a look at your post. If you need a longer dipstick stretching it might get you there.

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Old 12-12-2008, 10:23 PM
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OK 20 - 1/4 from tip to where the red plastic starts. Didn't want to take it out and measure it at work. It would be hard to live down.
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You know, I think "240Joe" would agree with you on that.

Now THAT, was one unforgettable forum character.
LOL, Kind of miss him, wonder if hes changed his oil you yet.
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