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Dipstick
#1
The question maybe means I'm one, but the dipstick on my 2009 1.6Hdi doesn't look like any of my previous dipsticks. They all seemed to be made of iron and had 2 indents for max and min, whereas this is plastic and has a cross hatched section. Where is max and min, and how much oil do you need to top up from min?
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#2
The oil has to be in the cross hatch bit.It's about 3/4 ltr from min.On some cars the plastic dipstick breaks.Now isn't that fun?
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#3
(04-03-2013, 08:44 PM)ron Wrote:  The oil has to be in the cross hatch bit.It's about 3/4 ltr from min.On some cars the plastic dipstick breaks.Now isn't that fun?
Thanks Ron, and for the warning to be gentle with it!
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#4
You shouldnt need much oil at all - try a single 'glug' and let it settle overnight recheck in the AM.
Overfilliing can cause major hassle when the oil is forced out where it ought not be.
Make damn sure its the right stuff for HDi motors too

I once worked for a farmer who broke the tip off the dipstick in a Ford engined Bray.
He welded on a tip from a scrap motor.
Why didnt you just use the whole stick I said
It wouldnt be accurate he replied.
What -and this is????
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(04-03-2013, 11:56 PM)evdama Wrote:  You shouldnt need much oil at all - try a single 'glug' and let it settle overnight recheck in the AM.
Overfilliing can cause major hassle when the oil is forced out where it ought not be.
Make damn sure its the right stuff for HDi motors too

I once worked for a farmer who broke the tip off the dipstick in a Ford engined Bray.
He welded on a tip from a scrap motor.
Why didnt you just use the whole stick I said
It wouldnt be accurate he replied.
What -and this is????

Ha! Ha! I can't remember what car it was on, but a friend once had some sporty twin-carb motor back in the '70's, and after a quick under-bonnet visit checking this and that, and topping up the oil the tickover increased to the point where it would crunch first gear when trying to engage it. After a couple of hours of scratching his head, checking for air leaks etc etc he was none the wiser. Eventually he gave up and took it down the road to his local garage. The mechanic apparently just turned the dipstick through 90 degrees to where it wasn't propping the throttle linkage open.....Confusedillyme:
'56 Multispace 1.6HDi - Iron Grey
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#6
Be very careful with the fibreglass dipstick, they can and will snap.
There are plenty of new ones for sale on Ebay, which tells me one thing.... Confusedillyme:
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#7
Yep, you can't weld fibreglass. :brickwall:
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(05-03-2013, 07:24 PM)addo Wrote:  Yep, you can't weld fibreglass. :brickwall:

Im not so sure -thousand monkeys,thousand typewriters sort of thing.....
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