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Dipstick too (more) (archive)

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Posted by LarryChew on July 31, 2001 at 19:52:30:

In Reply to: Idle speed and oil cap posted by Tom on July 31, 2001 at 14:06:29:

You will also have idle problems if the dipstick isn't pushed all the way in too.

Notice there's a little o-ring to create an air tight seal on the top of the dipstick. Always push it in firmly after checking the oil level. The air sucked in changes the amount of air measured by the computer and throw off the idle.

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