oil dip stick??

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Wed Sep 22 19:04:02 EDT 2004

At 4:09 PM -0600 9/22/04, Mark Novak wrote:
>I am wondering if I need to purchase a new oil dip stick to maintain vacuum
>so the oil warning light doesn't light up (it hasn't for a month now--after
>having done  few things recently).

What led you to think that an oil warning light can be caused by the 
dipstick seal? It's not.

>  But not so sure my present oil stick
>needs replacing.  My present dip stick has only one small black rubber O
>ring  near the top of where the dip stick drops into the tube-----It seems
>so easy to put in and out that I thought maybe a new one would feel more
>secure inside the tube.

Sort of silly to replace the dipstick instead of just installing a 
new rubber o-ring (probably about 20-cents) on the old one, which 
will definitely make it feel "more secure". Pep Boys likely has 
o-rings about the right size for that. And while you're at it, you 
can buy (or make) a new paper gasket for the oil-filler cap, which 
will eliminate any oily mess that might accumulating around the neck 
of the filler.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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