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I changed my oil yesturday, I added 3 3/4 quarts I checked it this morning and it registers almost a inch over. Im wondering if I have the wrong dipstick, ive searched around and havent found anything on the length of the y8 dipstick.
 

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I changed my oil yesturday, I added 3 3/4 quarts I checked it this morning and it registers almost a inch over. Im wondering if I have the wrong dipstick, ive searched around and havent found anything on the length of the y8 dipstick.
I don't even know how to read mine. Lol
Mine sits above the second hole all the time. Probably bad, but they need to add the full and low lines. Sorry. Lol.

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If you checked it with the car unlevel it can be off by a lot.

If it looks like this its the right one:



I don't even know how to read mine. Lol
Mine sits above the second hole all the time. Probably bad, but they need to add the full and low lines. Sorry. Lol.

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Bottom hole is LOW top hole is FULL, how hard is that?
 

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my manual said to put 3 1/2 quarts in and i put in as close to that as i could or just over and i was ALMOST touching the top hole on my dipstick. so i have experienced the same thing. but ive noticed there is nearly a whole quart difference between the low line and the full line so there is alot of room there in the middle. dont know if that helps you at all or not.
 

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The bottom hole is the add 1 quart hole. If It is at the bottom hole add 1 quart and it will be right at the top hole. If it is halfway between the top and bottom hole add a half a quart. So on and so forth.
 

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What I do is add 3 1/2 quarts. Then i run it for a few seconds, then I'll wait a minute or so and check it. Add however much more it needs.
 

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So how long are these bad boys; I'm super cheap and want/have to use the stick from my B7 in the Y8 swap.

Yes, I'm that cheap/broke... can't afford to drive to the junk yard, pay their $2 gate fee and all that nonsense.

Broke.
 

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If you checked it with the car unlevel it can be off by a lot.

If it looks like this its the right one:






Bottom hole is LOW top hole is FULL, how hard is that?
My car is parked in a dirve way its level for the most part I dont think it be off by this much though. My dipstick does look like that one so I guess its the right one.
 

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that is about a quart over it should be at the top dot if it is over by too much the oil with foam and loose its lubrication effect and cause a spun bearing just drain a little bit at a time till its at the top dot. and again if you check it while the car is on an uneven surface it will be an inaccurate reading. and when i swapped my y8 into my eg the y8 dipstick was 15$ from the dealership. hope that helps
 

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Hold on ill go measure mine.

edit. The metal rod is 13 inches long and the dipstick is 20 inches long over all. Hope that helps you
 

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LOL... Now if someone could post a pic of how the dipstick tube and the clip on it clip into the timing cover I would be very grateful. Mine keeps coming out and twisting around.
 
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