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Dipstick Issues

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Buildflycrash, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. Jul 24, 2019
    Buildflycrash

    Buildflycrash Member Sponsor

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    First, my V6 dipstick is very hard to get inserted after the first few inches . The tube doesn't look bad at all but I got to push it pretty hard with 2 hands on the blade to get it in (That's what she said). Is this a typical issue? Is there a easy known fix?

    Second question is about where the stick ends. When I had the oil pan off I noticed the stick stopped right on the top of the oil pickup.
    Is this correct ?

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  2. Jul 25, 2019
    Beach66Bum

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    I can only answer the first question. On my Dauntless v6, the dip stick slides into the tube with next to no friction. Fore finger and thumb around the top hole of the dip stick to guide it in.
    Have you checked the tube for damage/dent that would cause such resistance to insert the dip stick? Definitely not right.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2019
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member Sponsor

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    Shouldn't the dipstick go to the bottom of the oil pan? That would be the only way to get an accurate oil level reading.
     
  4. Jul 25, 2019
    jpflat2a

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    Is there a GM part number on the dipstick ?
     
  5. Jul 25, 2019
    53A1

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    I just had my pan off last week and it shouldn't hit the pickup.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2019
    matt johnson

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  7. Jul 26, 2019
    GTS Dean

    GTS Dean New Member

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    I'm not familiar with the orientation of the oil pickup tube, but is it correctly located? The dipstick should clear it completely. Like others have said, you likely have a damaged dipstick tube.
     
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  8. Jul 26, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Well Add it to the list of things I still want to fix on my Jeep. I will do oil change a calibrate the dipstick on my own soon.
     

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