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Old 10-03-2012, 08:17 PM
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It's true...I finally found something I do NOT like about the 2012 6.2L in the SuperDuty trucks.

Ok...here it is...the oil dipstick! Really??? Who designed that thing? It's pretty difficult to put back in...and not bend it all out of whack. This is a two hand operation. LOL!

Other than that small issue...I'm lovin' the BOSS engine!


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Old 10-03-2012, 09:27 PM
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You need to get a step stool to get it back in easily, also use 2 hands. Also why is 6' long too?
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:30 AM
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the location of the high beam light on the dash is hidden when the steering wheel is turned to the left a little is annoying too.
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I find that giving it a twist as you are pushing it in makes it slide in a lot easier than just jamming it in without rotating your wrist at the same time. I just can't remember if it's clockwise or counter-clockwise but it will be obvious the first time you try it. It will go in like a hot knife in butter.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:52 AM
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yeah, surely there is some kind of new technology that demands a screw in dip stick.

For sure we paid for that technology and pain in the ****.
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I guess there is not that many problems with the truck and are pretty happy with it. The only thing we are complaining about is the dipstick.
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you are right monty. gotta have something to growl about.

One thing I did have the stealer do is adjust the tire pressure warning thingy down to 55. I just had to let some of that air out of those tires when running empty.
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Hmm, I wouldn't have guessed, I don't open mine much...

I usually hop up on the tires if I need to reach anything in there, or that slim spot on the top of the bumper that you hang on to dear life for because if you're foot slips, see ya...
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During this 1st 5000 miles...I have checked mine after each tow. Just want to make sure I am not burning any oil during break-in. As far as I can tell...I am steady on the dipstick.

Yes...using a twisting motion one hand near tube opening...and the other guiding it in.

I'm just not sure if the wire type oil dipstick would have been a better approach???

Still...these are remarkable trucks...and I have a GRIN imprint as I roll down the road.


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I only have 5K on mine, but if I find anything to grumble about, I will. So far....nothing.

I will be taking a 3K mi trip in two weeks with the truck camper loaded and towing a 12' enclosed trailer.
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knothole -- Have a GREAT trip. Hope you get the opportunity to report in time from time.


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My Son and I will be in the Colorado mountains but I will report when we get back. Here is a picture with the pop-up truck camper.
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Very nice looking rig
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Whoah, I got one now. This old pfart has a stiff back and shoulders this am after hooking up to two of the upfitter wires yesterday.

That is a real nut roll to get both paws under the dash there to splice into the wires.

I bet the designer does not have a clue how difficult he made it to reach.
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Ok...here it is...the oil dipstick! Really??? Who designed that thing? It's pretty difficult to put back in...and not bend it all out of whack. This is a two hand operation. LOL!
I think it's the same guy that designed the 12' long dipstick for the V10 in my motor home. Still loving my new truck.
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