post #1 of Old 12-02-2007, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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oil dip stick twisted - normal?

Hello,

Just picked up a Commander with 20K, loaded with everything after my 99 Discovery with 85K started hemmoraging coolant from numerous places! Merry Christmas!

So far I couldn't be happier, rides almost as good as my STS and I'm a big fan of the 5.7, but I haven't filled it up yet! Hopefully won't be worse than the Disco and has almost twice the power and should run on regular.

I just checked the oil for the 1st time and the dip stick has about 8 full twists on it! Is this normal? Never seen anything like that. Ususally they are just straight or are cable with the tab on the end. I couldn't find anything using the search function.

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CG
2007 XK Overland 20k

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post #2 of Old 12-02-2007, 09:09 AM
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yep, my 2008 hemi's dipstick looks like a barber's pole it's so twisted.....this is done to allow the stick to move thru the extra-long tube w/o kinking.

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post #3 of Old 12-05-2007, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. Thought that might be the case, but was hoping it wasn't a mistake by the previous owner!

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