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Wrong dip stick?

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Tech' started by sarahsmustang, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. sarahsmustang

    sarahsmustang Well-Known Member

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    UPDATE... PLEASE SEE POST #21....

    I replaced the 95 3.8 with a 2001 3.8 When the 01 3.8 arrived, (used from a junk yard) the dip stick handle was broken off. I bought a replacment from the local Ford delaer. But every time I change the oil, and I put in 5 quarts of oil, and check it, there is not a trace of oil on the dip stick.

    Maybe the dealer sold me the wrong one?

    Is there maybe a part number or something on the dip stick to identify it? Can someone tell me if there is a mid year change, or any suggestions?

    tas
     
  2. wazzup242

    wazzup242 2000 Green convertible

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    I believe our cars take 5.3 qts but even .3 low there should be something on the dipstick, are you sure they didnt sell you he one for a 95 by mistake? There may have been a difference in the design
     
  3. sarahsmustang

    sarahsmustang Well-Known Member

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    Right now I'm not sure what year dip stick they sold me. I guess my only option is to comapre it to another 01.


    tas
     
  4. taylor0987

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    are you sure you pushed the dipstick tube all the way into the block?
     
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    Definitely sounds like your dipstick is too short.
     
  6. sarahsmustang

    sarahsmustang Well-Known Member

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    I have checked it several times, if memory serves me correctly, the tube is even bolted in.


    tas
     
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    The dipstick just slides in. The tube it goes into bolts to the block.
     
  8. sarahsmustang

    sarahsmustang Well-Known Member

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    Anyone with an 01 3.8 willing to measure their dip stick?

    (I can't believe I just typed that, no telling what kind of replies I'm gonna get).


    tas
     
  9. Demoic

    Demoic Demonic Mustang!

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    i have an 00 but ill measure it tommoro if no one has posted by then
     
  10. sarahsmustang

    sarahsmustang Well-Known Member

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    That would be great, I would like to see if there is a differance betwqeen a few years. Just in case there was maybe a change mid year or something.

    Thanks!

    tas
     
  11. stang-driver420

    stang-driver420 Criminal Justice Major

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    i have a 00 (early model produced in december of 99) the dipstick measures 22.5 inches from the end (end that slides all the way down into the block) to the top where it stops (where the larger plastic part is that stops the stick from sliding into the tube) ill see if i can find a picture of what im talking about

    [​IMG]measure to the piece large peice that is right under the arrow(6750) in the picture except ours will be plastic
     
  12. sarahsmustang

    sarahsmustang Well-Known Member

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    WOW... can't ask for much better information then that!

    Tomorrow I'll put a tape to the one in the stang and see how it measures up!

    tas
     
  13. sarahsmustang

    sarahsmustang Well-Known Member

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    I just measured the dip stick, it is 22" from the tip to the stop point.


    tas
     
  14. cgrant26

    cgrant26 Chiroptera Parvulus

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    Why don't you swap dipstick handles? The plastic handle attaches to the stick by a small (1/16") rollpin. You can use a small screwdriver or even the tip of a pen to push the rollpin out and then just swap the handles. To verify it will come out right, just measure the distance between the stop lip on each handle and the roll pin. If they match or are very close, then the handle should work. If not, you could even drill a new hole in the old stick.
     
  15. sarahsmustang

    sarahsmustang Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad idea. But I don't remember keeping the busted one. I'll check the scrap pile for it.


    tas
     
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    mine was 21.5" if thats any more help from start of seeing the metal
     
  17. sarahsmustang

    sarahsmustang Well-Known Member

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    I thought about this a little more. This will work if the old dip stick is the correct length.

    tas
     
  18. sarahsmustang

    sarahsmustang Well-Known Member

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    Well... three months latter I still haven't figured this out.

    I have been told by the local Ford parts department that the Mustang used two different dipsticks.

    1RE3Z6750AA for 99 - early 01

    XR3Z6750AA for late 01 - 04.

    I have bought both, they measure the same 22 3/8".

    Maybe this engine is not from a Mustang?

    Any ideas?

    tas
     
  19. slipk911

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    how hard is it to change the dipstick? i ****ed mine up really bad when i changed my headers, i got a new one from ford... wanna do it this weekend
     
  20. sarahsmustang

    sarahsmustang Well-Known Member

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    It's REAL EASY to change the dipstick.... If I only could find the correct replacement to buy!!!

    PLEASE read the complete post... before assuming!