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Old 09-19-2005, 08:27 AM
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Oil dipstick question

Can anyone tell me the exact length of the oil dipstick for a 46 Ford engine?

The problem I am having is that the car I have is a 36
ford coupe with a 46 Ford block and the oil dipstick shows overfull by approx a quart. Just got the car so im not sure if the dipstick is the correct one. The 36 Ford book I have said that the length should be 16 3/4 " long which it is, so i'm thinking that the 46 ford oil dipstick must be a different size. The car runs great so i'm assuming that the block has not been overfilled by the previous owner.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks JC

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Best thing to do, is to fill the engine with the recommended amout of oil, put in the dipstick, and remark it at that point. That way you are sure.
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