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Old 07-27-2008, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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7.3L IDI Oil Dipstick

My oil dipstick broke. I am not having much luck searching om line. I think i can braise the old one back together. So my question can any one tell me the overall lengt of the dipstick so the calibration will be correct. Thanks
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the one in my buddy's 86 F250 was 32" if I remember correctly, I got the same issue as you do with a broken off dipstick - still hoping I can find an intact one in the boneyard...
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Ford dealer cost me $45 cdn

Handle total is 13" the blade is 20 1/4" .......Next time you do an oil change check the level with amount of oil installed after a 10 minute drain down hot.
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Thanks for the info, I try the repair first then call the local dealerships. The locals guys are very unresponsive. And the online part search yielded no current P/N
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This was the dipstick for mine..... 93 7.3 so look under IND-OIL LVL


f4tz6750b $29.32 $0.00 $21.11

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Pete thanks braised it up should hold til i can get one
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I was able to make one using the existing handle. I soldered a stainless steel cable on the end. Then after doing a fresh oil change noted the level then put a solder mark on the cable at the right place. Total cost. Under $10.

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My 1990 dipstick has been brazed since I bought the truck in 1994 - still holding up fine! In fact, the brazing seems to centralize the dipstick as it slides down the tube.
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Direct ford parts
has it for about $20.81 new
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