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Need a dipstick for a 93 850. Bought it without it. Need just the stick. Not the tube. Anyone know of a match for another car, that would work. Can't find one, new or used, anywhere.
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Have you checked with the dealer.They will need to get you a specific one.
 

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How could have he sold the car without one?
 

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Some people just don't care when they sell them.
Some cars take 5.5 quarts
Some cars take 6.0 quarts
Thats why there is different dipsticks.One is red and the other is like orange.
The red should take 5.5 and the orange should take 6.0 quarts.
But I think there is still like 4 different ones.
You might have to buy the tube to get the dipstick.
You don't want to have the wrong dipstick in there and not have the proper reading for the oil.
 

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Ouch! But it's quite an important component of the engine, right?


In this case, how could someone determine which is the RIGHT dipstick to use? Via the engine type?


Please share with us, dude...
 

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The dealer will be able to tell you by the engine# and a # on the old dipstick if someone srill has it.Sometimes the plastic will just break of the top and someone wants to order a new one most of the time they will need the # off the old dipstick.
 

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Is the dispstick for engine oil or for the ATF? Would the liquid spill out without it?

Just wondering ...
 

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The oil dipstick no you won't loose any oil.The trans dipstick you might depending on how you are driving.
 

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The Orange one is Engine Oil, and the Yellow one is ATF, right?

 

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Yes you are correct.On your car if the trans dipstick is missing you should not loose trans fluid.
On some of the cars they have very short dipstick tubes on the trans.
 

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Tech, gotcha!

I hope Dtab found what he needed.
 

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I got it!
Went to the dealer....$25 !! But at least I know it's the right one.
he aasked me for the engine id number, which can be found... on the timing belt cover? Why would an important number be on a plastic cover that could have been replaced?
Thanks for all the help.

(It's a red one!)
 

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Im not sure exactly why they did it that way but they did.
Im glad you got the proper one.
 
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