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Old 11-12-2004, 10:08 PM
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OIL Dipstick?

Anyone know of a good aftermarket dipstick for the 6.0L? Or a mod that would make that engineering masterpiece easier to read? I swear I have to check the oil a dozen times to get a good reading... Thanks in advance!!
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:34 PM
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Some guys did talk about painting it with a white epoxy paint and that helped them a lot. One of these days when I remember I'll pick some up when I'm at the hardware store.
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I used "white out" worked great....
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just drive up to the dealer and tell them the dip stick broke from the T. they should give you a new one with a white tip from the 04 model.
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just drive up to the dealer and tell them the dip stick broke from the T. they should give you a new one with a white tip from the 04 model.
Hmm...I have an 04 and the tip is grey. I don't know if I would mess with painting something and then sticking it back in my engine.
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Get the Gray one it is great....had to change mine form the black one...lets see black oil black dipstick....someone is still laughing about that one.
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Mine is the gray one on my 04. I still painted the back side of it white with white out after roughing up the plastic...Ever tried to get that stuff off anything? Works great.
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Will give the white out a try thanks for the tip!!
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I wouldn't use white out. I would go buy a can of high temp engine or exhaust paint.
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I'm going to give it a shot too. I figure that even if it does come off, the minute amount of it on there won't cause any grief.

I would think that the paint would be better to use, but since I have some whiteout handy right now . . .
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The Gray one is cheap......
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I pick up my new 2005 F350 SC LB 4x4 DRW 6.0L 4.10 two weeks ago and the oil was always over the max on the stick. After 4 days of trying to find the the oil mark I couldn't take it any more. So I went out and picked up 16Qts of Rotella 15-40 and a new filter. I but the truck on level ground removed the dip stick and drained the oil.When the pan was done draining I drained the filter housing and replaced the filter. When the pan stopped draining I put the plug back in. I then put in 12Qts of oil and ran the truck for 3mins.and then truned the engine off. I than went in the house and made a cup of coffee and after 15mins went back out and picked up the dip stick off of my work bench and check the oil. It was at the min line. I now put in 1 and a 1/3 Qts. Let it set for 5mins and rechecked the oil and it was at 1/2 way between min and max. I did not add any more oil. I've checked it every day for the last 5 days and it's easy to see and always 1/2 way between min and max.
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Another testimony to hazards of overfilling and only refilling with 13.5 quarts of oil.
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Yeah Tim, someone is definitely chuckling about that one.
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