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Porsche Crest Time to measure your sticks, boys

Dipsticks that is.

I have 2 different dipsticks from different motors. The "full" lines are nearly 3 1/2 inches different when measured from the base of the handle.

Dipstick # 1-- 9 1/4"
Dipstick # 2-- 12 3/4"

The one I had on my original motor was the lower of the 2 (stick #2) which if it is wrong meant I was running around with too little oil even when it read full (or it is the correct stick which means the other one would be waaay too full)

Could I ask a few of you to do me a favor and measure the distance from the base of the handle to the full line on your cars' dipsticks? A few responses would answer the question pretty quiclky for me.

I kind of supect one of mine may have been scavenged off a bus or 411, where the stick rides low on the case.

Many TIA
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Why dont you drain the oil then put in the correct amount then check the dip stick and mark the correct level.

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My 73 2.0L has the mark 12.75 inches from the handle base. HTH.
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Same, 12.75, but in a 73 1.7L.
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Dipstick #1.........bus?
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I'm proud to say my stick measures the same as the rest of you boys.... 12.75 inches on a '75 1.8L
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Porsche Crest Well...

Isn't the truly important thing how deep it goes?

Thanks everyone. I thought as much.
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Applies to both dipsticks and colonoscopies.
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ain't messurinemine... I alway gitda short end of da stick
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