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Photo showing oil pan off and position of dipstick. #5453225 06/13/20 09:23 PM
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I replaced my leaking oil pan gasket on my 2005 Ford Taurus with 84,000 miles. In the background to the left of the oil pump intake is the dipstick. What might look like a large change on a dipstick is actually a smaller change in the actual oil level because of the angle of the dipstick in the pan. I imagine this is true with many cars. Enjoy.

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Cool and useful pic. Thanks for posting.

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Yeah this is pretty cool picture ^^^^


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Re: Photo showing oil pan off and position of dipstick. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5453385 06/14/20 02:59 AM
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Re: Photo showing oil pan off and position of dipstick. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5453387 06/14/20 03:04 AM
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I never seen a picture of a dipstick like that. Very cool!


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Re: Photo showing oil pan off and position of dipstick. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5453405 06/14/20 04:30 AM
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Which engine is that?

Re: Photo showing oil pan off and position of dipstick. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5453452 06/14/20 07:00 AM
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It looks like the full mark will bring the oil, while engine is not operating, to the cover some of the windage tray? While the engine is running and oil is being pumped from the pan, the level should be lower than the low point of the windage tray.

Interesting photo!

Re: Photo showing oil pan off and position of dipstick. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5453458 06/14/20 07:07 AM
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Very cool picture


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Originally Posted by Kira
Which engine is that?


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Re: Photo showing oil pan off and position of dipstick. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5453505 06/14/20 07:58 AM
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Interesting to see. So even if the stick reads empty, you can see there is still a lot of oil capacity between end of the stick and oil pickup (not something I would want to see, and no way to know how far below the end of the stick it is, but still and interesting thing).


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Re: Photo showing oil pan off and position of dipstick. [Re: blupupher] #5453526 06/14/20 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by blupupher
Interesting to see. So even if the stick reads empty, you can see there is still a lot of oil capacity between end of the stick and oil pickup (not something I would want to see, and no way to know how far below the end of the stick it is, but still and interesting thing).




Probably a safety factor built in but we have to consider that the oil needs to be at a adequate level to avoid the pickup from sucking air during times the vehicle is going up or downhill.

Interesting picture.


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Re: Photo showing oil pan off and position of dipstick. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5453588 06/14/20 09:33 AM
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OP, what is the vertical measurement between the bottom tip of the dipstick and the screen of the pickup? Maybe 2 inches (5cm)? Thanks.

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Is that a top level hole in the dipstick? Looks like upper level is just below the joint where the pan bolts to engine?
Hard to tell with photo where the max oil level is.
Also why is the pan off? Rebuild time?



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Originally Posted by cdlamb
Is that a top level hole in the dipstick? Looks like upper level is just below the joint where the pan bolts to engine?
Hard to tell with photo where the max oil level is.
Also why is the pan off? Rebuild time?



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