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Engine Oil Level and Dipstick Position

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fredeuce
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Engine Oil Level and Dipstick Position

Post by fredeuce » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:30 pm

I am trying to determine the actual oil level in the sump by reference to the dipstick position.

The purpose here is to install a small hole and plug in a suitable location in the sump in order to check oil level. The reason for this is that as installed in my car I cannot use the factory dipstick and tube.

Having removed the sump and installed the factory dipstick and tube I am concerned about how far the dipstick is inserted into the tube. My dipstick has some rubber grommets below the handle which act as a seal and a stopper. The attached picture illustrates what I have. The gap between the upper metal shroud and the top of the tube is about 9 mm.

Anyone car to comment as to what the rest position should be?

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David S
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Re: Engine Oil Level and Dipstick Position

Post by David S » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:24 pm

Well, on mine the tube extends 6 inches up from the block and the [max] mark on the dip-stick is 7 1/2 inches down from the stop - There is no min mark on the dip-stick.
Hope that helps.
David

fredeuce
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Re: Engine Oil Level and Dipstick Position

Post by fredeuce » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:35 pm

David ,
Thanks for your reply.
Those measurements you quoted I suspect relate to the SP250 version whereas my engine is a 2.5 Sedan version which I understand to be different .

Cheers,
Fred

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Re: Engine Oil Level and Dipstick Position

Post by Sonus » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:38 pm

Fred, I’ll try to remember to measure my saloon engine dipstick tomorrow if that helps. There are flexible dipstick converions out there that might solve your problem?

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fredeuce
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Re: Engine Oil Level and Dipstick Position

Post by fredeuce » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:42 pm

Neils,

If you could have a look that would be appreciated.

I think I have worked it out but there is some uncertainty about that so your further input would be welcomed.

Fred

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Re: Engine Oil Level and Dipstick Position

Post by David S » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:26 pm

Just thinking about your situation............ I wonder if you should drain all the oil out and empty the filter. Then fill it according to the handbook recommendation for oil capacity
Run it for a bit and look at the stick.
That should do the trick?
And yes, Well spotted! Mine is an SP250 and they have different sumps so it may not be the same as your saloon.
Cheers
David

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