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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by typesiracing, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. typesiracing

    typesiracing Senior Member

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    right now i'm using a d series dipstick in by b18c is there really a difference and if so what is it?
    thanks
     
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    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    length.
     
  3. typesiracing

    typesiracing Senior Member

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    so do i have too much oil or need more?
     
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    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    B series should be longer than d series meaning you have a little more oil than you should. If its not leaking or going all over the place, leave it alone. better to have a lttle more than not enough.
     
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    that would explain the blue smoke when i fill it....thanks
     
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    ok...now i got something new....i just used my friends b18a dipstick in my gsr and the dipstick read low....so i don't get it....can someone enlighten me here....the d series dipstick says i'm between the two marks and the b18b dipstick shows almost no oil....thanks


    i'll get a damn dipstick but i just wanna know what i'm running till i get one
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    errr.... if you ahve too much oil the crankshaft will start to mix and froth it, frothed over oil doesn't lubricate....but if the engine hasn't seized you're fine.
     
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    lol....ok i feel better....i think
     
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    Just to let everyone know when using the d-series dipstick the car was running close to 2 quarts low.....i got the right dipstick now so its all good...hopefully no damage!
     
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    go out and buy either a new or used dipstick for YOUR motor.
     
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