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Went to check the oil level in VII and found stick had fallen off dipstick! 

Luckily it had jammed in Pete's surge plate rather than bounce around and cause damage

This was the first thing I changed when I purchased the VII.

Original plastic one was useless. Hard to read and differcult to screw in.

Anyway I'm in the market for a new dipstick if anyone has one for sale

 

 

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     Tks for sharing that photo, that sucks; I'll make sure to never buy one of those.

      Can't help you with the dipstick, but to keep you going in the mean time; I've never done it myself, but I've read of owners drilling a few tiny holes in the plastic dipstick to help hold the oil and show the level better.

       fwiw ymmv good luck

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2 hours ago, cash1000 said:

Went to check the oil level in VII and found stick had fallen off dipstick! 

Luckily it had jammed in Pete's surge plate rather than bounce around and cause damage

This was the first thing I changed when I purchased the VII.

Original plastic one was useless. Hard to read and differcult to screw in.

Anyway I'm in the market for a new dipstick if anyone has one for sale

 

 

20201206_175506.jpg

Maybe, but it doesn't fall to bits. If you have a roper plate then fill the engine until the oil level is at the bottom of the plate( look through the fill hole with a torch, easy to see) then dip the std stick in until it stops, dont screw it in. Then remove it and see where the oil level is on the stick and drill a 1.5mm hole in the stick at the indicated level. Easy to do and easy to now see the full level.

Ciao 

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2 hours ago, cash1000 said:

Went to check the oil level in VII and found stick had fallen off dipstick!

I can reattach the stick with heat resisting epoxy if you'd like. And you can borrow my original plastic dipstick while it's curing.

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1 hour ago, gstallons said:

Take a hammer and put a ding in the rod about 1/4'' from the end of the rod and press it back into the bore of the cap .

Or you could do it the right way and fit it back in with some green "super bearing mount" loctite and it'll never come out again.

Ciao

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