Thread: rubber dip-stick nubs
08-15-2007, 02:37 PM #1
rubber dip-stick nubs
I took a razor blade and gently trimmed off the rubber nubs on one side of my dip-stick,,, WOW,, my oil level jumped over 3/8ths of an inch higher. Was running it at the lower hole, I guess with fuel blow by I was at the top hole, after trimming the nubs I was over the crook... Definitely makes a difference...
08-15-2007, 10:42 PM #2
Wonder if any body has talked to a kawi engineer to see of the pushing down of the oil was already taken into account?
08-15-2007, 11:57 PM #3
Thats a good question that I would like to know the answer to.
08-16-2007, 12:26 AM #4
I can't understand why getting the oil level right continues to be such an issue. If all oil is drained, and then refilled in an amount exactly to spec, why is there such variation? Do different engines really burn that much oil at completely different rates? It seems like we have to check every time we go, at both cold and hot temps, and can still get enough variation to affect performance. Is this unique to the Ultra? I dont recall ever having such worries with dirt bikes, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, etc
08-16-2007, 12:33 AM #5SeaDoocerGuest
08-16-2007, 12:52 AM #6
08-16-2007, 07:15 AM #7
08-16-2007, 09:18 AM #8
You're probably right....Dealer is working with Kawi tech for me on another issue.
08-16-2007, 09:42 AM #9
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I found that using the method of just stopping at the bottom nub and reading it as full at the low level mark works.
However, when you take the dipstick and very quickly push it all the way in and quickly remove it....I get the exact same reading.
Basically what I am saying is that if you do it quickly, it seems to read true. At least for me. Your mileage may vary.
08-16-2007, 01:22 PM #10
why not take metal coat hanger and mark it beside the dipstick,stick in hole and check like that?
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