post #1 of Old 12-02-2007, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 16
oil dip stick twisted - normal?


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.


2007 XK Overland 20k

cguthrie is offline  
post #2 of Old 12-02-2007, 09:09 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 922
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.

2008 Hemi Grand Cherokee Limited 4 x 4, original owner, 29,000 miles
Marcus86GLHS is offline  
post #3 of Old 12-05-2007, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 16
Thank you. Thought that might be the case, but was hoping it wasn't a mistake by the previous owner!

cguthrie is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
02 4.0L; Is your tranny dipstick twisted at the bottom? defrag ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 2 01-08-2009 06:06 PM
Twisted Oil Dipstick!!?? MikeyGC WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum 8 10-06-2008 10:30 AM
Twisted Sway Bar... GreenDean ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 2 07-31-2006 07:35 PM
V8 ZJ With a Stick? loudog3114 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 25 01-06-2005 05:13 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome