When loosening the dipstick , see if there's any ‘give’ in the oil fill tube.
On some equipment, a visual sight glass or gauge shows fluid levels without opening the system, while on others a dipstick or other manual measuring device is used.
You can make a dipstick by nailing a shiny can lid to the end of a stick at least three-feet long and marking one inch graduations on the stick.
Along with a number of expletives, they questioned her intellectual depth and called her ‘something of a dipstick, an attractive one, but still a dipstick .’
The fast-fit specialist carried out vehicle inspections at three of its recent fleet safety days and found that almost 25% of cars checked needed at least one litre of oil while one engine had no trace of oil on the dipstick .
Aaiu investigators said the flight crew had not take the precaution of taking a manual reading of fuel tank levels with a dipstick at Luton.
Dive buddies are so useful, but one thing they don't warn you about in the training manual is having your personal belongings raided by the dipstick who forgot to bring her suitcase.
It's one of the legends of motoring that early VW Beetles lacked even a gas gauge, the hapless owner having to use a dipstick to check whether there was enough fuel in the tank to get home.
The good news for consumers is there's no need to look under the hood anyway, as the dipstick and filler openings for the windshield washer fluid and engine oil are hidden in a service module behind the faux grille on the front of the car.
Never run a mower when the oil level is below the add mark on the dipstick .