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Old 06-30-2020, 07:01 PM
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So I go to check my oil before I head down to the keys early tomorrow morning and I see one of my engines is missing about 4 inches of the plastic tip of the dipstick. Way to far for me to see or retrieve. Iím in no mood to fiddle with it so I put the cowlings back on and will deal with this another day. Should I care? Iím assuming thereís an oil pick up in a pan In there like in a car. I just want to make sure it canít get sucked up by the oil pump and cause drama. The engine was serviced two weeks ago when the powerhead was replaced (another tragic F350 story) so Iím 99% sure I have enough oil. I kind of wished I hadnít looked

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Originally Posted by Fwpratt View Post
1. The tube the dipstick slides into, goes all the way to the bottom of the oil pan
(so that extractor can be used for oil changes)
The missing piece could not make it out the end of the tube.

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2. even if the fragment were to be 'loose' in the pan,
there is a fairly fine screen on the oil pickup,
to exclude foreign particles

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1. The tube the dipstick slides into, goes all the way to the bottom of the oil pan
(so that extractor can be used for oil changes)
The missing piece could not make it out the end of the tube.

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2. even if the fragment were to be 'loose' in the pan,
there is a fairly fine screen on the oil pickup,
to exclude foreign particles

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Originally Posted by Fwpratt View Post
1. The tube the dipstick slides into, goes all the way to the bottom of the oil pan
(so that extractor can be used for oil changes)
The missing piece could not make it out the end of the tube.

Attachment 1116088


2. even if the fragment were to be 'loose' in the pan,
there is a fairly fine screen on the oil pickup,
to exclude foreign particles

Attachment 1116089
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I wonder if an oil extractor hose would have enough suction to grab ahold of the broken piece?
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I bet you will be able to remove it easily with an oil extractor.
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
I bet you will be able to remove it easily with an oil extractor.
Iíll try it when I get back from my trip
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Have a great time!

Oh and don't worry about that strange noise you think you are hearing when running offshore ....just your mind effing with you!
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
Have a great time!

Oh and don't worry about that strange noise you think you are hearing when running offshore ....just your mind effing with you!
Brutal! Hahahaha
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So I call my mechanic today who serviced the boat two weeks ago... he says ď man, forgot to tell you the tip of the of the dipstick broke off outside of the motorĒ. 😑 lost it laughing
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Great news, now go make some memories in the Keys!
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Wow... that would have freaked me out, too.

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So I call my mechanic today who serviced the boat two weeks ago... he says “ man, forgot to tell you the tip of the of the dipstick broke off outside of the motor”. 😑 lost it laughing

He knew it broke outside the motor? and forgot to tell you? (relieved at first) ........... then

So... is he going to replace it? $110 shipped to Miami... FOR A DIPSTICK!

www.partspak.com/productcart/pc/Yamaha-6AW-15362-01-00-Plug-Oil-Level-New-6AW-15362-02-00-2942p385630.htm
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Originally Posted by hnmoss View Post
Wow... that would have freaked me out, too.




He knew it broke outside the motor? and forgot to tell you? (relieved at first) ........... then

So... is he going to replace it? $110 shipped to Miami... FOR A DIPSTICK!

www.partspak.com/productcart/pc/Yamaha-6AW-15362-01-00-Plug-Oil-Level-New-6AW-15362-02-00-2942p385630.htm

😂😂😂 first I cried, then I laughed.... so many emotions. Honestly, for $110 I will just borrow the center engine dipstick to check the port oil level. Nobody will ever know the poor port engine is packing a short dipstick under the cowling.
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A plastic tip on a dipstick...on an engine that costs how much?
My sons friend has a VW Jetta with the plastic dipstick tube, we wound up sending him a you tube vid on how to replace this genius bit of engineering.
Plastic has its place but does not belong on a dipstick, dipstick tube or oil filter housing (Chrysler 3.6). These uses of plastic create problems that never before existed!
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