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Gouldy1411
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PostSubject: A better dipstick?   Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:37 am

Hey guys, I have a GRiSO 1100 and wanted to know if anyone has come up with a better dipstick idea than the standard black plastic thing that I struggle to see the damn oil on (even with my reading glasses on). I'm thinking surely someone does an nice aftermarket alloy item?

Regards from South Oz...
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The Saint
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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:27 am

if you can find a way to paint it orange, without paint coming off, would be an idea. I wonder if anyone that's chemically savvy, would know how to change the colour of the plastic? Question
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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:57 am

I'm using this one and it's perfect. They also have one with a built in temp gauge if you prefer.

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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:11 am

File one side flat. Makes it much easier to read.

Pete
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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:51 am

If dipping the thermostatic way get the RR as above, not a cheap copy
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waterbottle
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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:57 pm

At home I use an Ultraviolet LED torch, The synthetic oil shows up bright green against the black dipstick.
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The Saint
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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:48 pm

Ron, brilliant idea mate.
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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:13 pm

Pete Roper wrote:
File one side flat. Makes it much easier to read.

Pete

This is probably the best idea I've heard of so far . The UV light trick works good in a shaded area like your garage but is next to useless in a sun lit area
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bobbyfromnc
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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:16 am

Pete Roper wrote:
File one side flat. Makes it much easier to read.

Pete

I like it, a voice of reason and practicality! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:17 am

waterbottle wrote:
At home I use an Ultraviolet LED torch, The synthetic oil shows up bright green against the black dipstick.

Cool... sunny
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Pete Roper
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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:26 am

You have to remember I'm an 'Old School' analog sort of guy. If it can be done in a simple, cro-magnon way? I'll find it!

Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:08 am

Pete Roper wrote:
You have to remember I'm an 'Old School' analog sort of guy. If it can be done in a simple, cro-magnon way? I'll find it!

Very Happy

Pete

bounce bounce Viva la Fiesta LOL... I love it. Thumbs Up
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Gouldy1411
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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:46 am

Thanks for the tips! I'll try the "file one side flat" idea first...
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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:47 am

I have a feeling ther're gonna be a lot of flat-sided dipsticks out there in the future. If you ever buy a used GRiSO, you'll know it's previous owner had some connection to the Ghetto!
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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:04 pm

Thanks all. Such simple answers. cheers

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Grisodude
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PostSubject: Re: A better dipstick?   Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:51 am

Peter
My eyes which are shit thank you.
I tried sanding it so it was a more rough surface but did make a big difference.
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