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Oil Dip Stick Question

Thread in 'Fluids: Oil, ATF, Coolant, etc.' started by Garry Moss, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. Garry Moss

    Garry Moss Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Hello Again



    Seems I have been asking a lot of questions lately :O) So I have a question.....I an confused about something. On my ST the dipstick doesn't look like the one they show in the manual. The manual shows the bottom hole/hatch marks/ and then another whole right on the hatch marks. My dipstick has the hole/hatch marks and another hole much higher than the hatch marks (see pic) Is my oil need to be near the hole on top or in the hatch marks? I assume the truck holds 5 quarts.



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  2. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    the Holes mean nothing.... they are for even coating.



    the cross hatch area is the cold to hot range.....



    I do 5.5 qts every change But I let it drain good.



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  3. Chris Castineira

    Chris Castineira Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I appreciated that drawing, looks exactly like the stick.



    CHRIS
     
  4. swshawaii

    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    5 quarts of 5W-30 with a new FL-820S filter touches the upper dip stick line EVERY time for me.
     
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  5. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    I had an '88 T-Bird 302. With a good oil drain an a new FL-1A filter with 5w30 syn blend.

    After startup and cool down. It would register about one quart over full. I started realizing something wrong from draining pan and filter. Then measuring the drained amount. It was much less than the stick before the draining.

    So I cut a piece of small rubber tubing. Slid it on into the stick cap. After that my oil changes always showed exactly full, after oil and filter changes.

    I suggest if any have an error on the dip stick. Do a good drain. change oil and check after start up and cool down. If it shows over full, use the tubing to correct the stick.
     

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