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 Post subject: Re: Oil Dipstick problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:53 am 
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barely any 1/4 litre at most out of what jono gave me

it will need changing soon - that's the plan - but it's not black

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Engine doesn't tap at all and i have checked the oil before and it has been fine :hmm:

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Very odd. I would get a change done as soon as you can then so you know exactly what's in there. There's nothing really that can go wrong with the dipstick, apart from a bit of a blockage, but even then you should get some readings, and I can't really see why you'd have a blockage, shouldn't be anything in there.

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Got the right dipstick fitted? I remember when I was servicing a pinto engine once in one of my old jobs, we had about 3 kit cars in the shop all with pinto engines and each dipstick was different in terms of length. Simple things like that can ruin your day when the engine gives way one way or another.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:20 am 
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hmm its the one with the car :lol: maybe try another one?

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I was going to say the same thing, but I doubt Jono would've changed it. Would the guys who had your car have possibly got it mixed up with another?

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pass - will have to ask but the only other zetec car there is there own 600bhp fiesta st :lol:

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wow that was a confusing start to the thread :lol:

surely lee should of carried out check to the oil and water etc before carrying out any sort of mapping?


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i guess so - but it was just weird when i first checked it there was oil on dipstick and then 2nd time it was bone dry :hmm:

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with some force you can pull the dip stick tube out, check its clear and that the dip stick isnt damaged

do an oil change while your at it, better to be safe than sorry!

ps - id get it sorted before it goes back to lee's :thumbsup:


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great - i need to drive to southampton tonight :doh:

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Well... I might find you. I might just sit on a motorway bridge and wait for you. Yeah.

p.s. It won't be in my car either. So you will never know when I am around you.

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confused by this as it has happened again even though the car is running spot on? :hmm: :lol:

pulled it out - wiped it - dipped it - had oil on dipstick but not a full covering of dipstick - wiped it - dipped it - bone dry :hmm:

drove to new forest and back with no problem

chris and rob advise just add oil and top it up until it reads but i am quite wary of adding oil for the sake of it?

it does have oil feeds to turbo and oil pressure gauge aswell

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pulled it out - wiped it - dipped it


Do we really want to know?? :lol:

Sorry dude... :halo:

In all seriousness, it's a very odd one. I wouldn't normally say to just top it up without knowing how much is in there, but unless you're prepared to drop the oil so you can measure how much comes out, then it's your only real option. But overfilling is of course also bad for your engine.

Turbo feeds will obviously add more on to the base engine level needed to a standard zetec, pressure gauge won't add anything though.

I would say drop the oil first. That's the only sure fire way of knowing how much is in there so you can adjust your filling requirements better.

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:lolz: that did make me chuckle :lol:

yeah it is strange as a zetec should take 4.25 litres :doh:

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But as was said 4.25 then the rest for the turbo etc.

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Measure your dipstick for me, I will compare it with the two I have.

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ok danny :)

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have u tried checling the oil first thing in the morning, when the engine is completely cold?

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yes that's what i did phil!

but the sump plug is leaking so will sort that and see if it happens again :)

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