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      09-15-2018, 06:50 PM   #45
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Mine turns about 1/2 turn on the way in and out.
I don't argue with it. I let it turn whichever way it comes out/goes in easiest.
The o-ring on mine always swell or sticks to the tube that it takes quite a bit of force to break it loose - does yours do the same?
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Why yes, yes it does. I think it adheres to the sides of the tube. I have to press my thumb against the air box to get enough force.
Once I yank it out it goes in and out fairly easily for that oil check. A week later it's stuck again.
I've had limited success with Lithium or Silicone grease. Helps for a little while, but not for long.
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Iím a little bit worried the sticking dipstick is related to the tip breaking off.
I.e. its not the rubber o-rings sticking, its the tip.
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Iím a little bit worried the sticking dipstick is related to the tip breaking off.
I.e. its not the rubber o-rings sticking, its the tip.
I 99% sure this isn't the case. As StickMon said, once broken loose, it goes in and out fairly easily for that oil check. Then it's stuck again a week later. It wouldn't act this way if the tip was the culprit.
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Hmm, yes you may be right. But take a second close look at the tip in the last picture. The only place the plastic is damaged is at the very top end. The rest looks mint. This make me belive its catching an edge. Maybe its because rising engine temps expand the stick making it reach a ledge and get caught?

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I got my replacement dipstick today and the new one has the same issue.

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