I forgot to mention that when I first tried to check the engine oil level, the handle of the dip stick came off in my hand and while trying to retreive it with needle nose pliers, it fell down into the shaft. Needless to say, now I can't reach it. What do I do now? I know I can just add 3 quarts of oil and drive to mechanic, but does anyone know what I do about the "lost" dip stick? If it dropped all the way down, is it in the engine now? Can it stay there and just buy another dip stick to use from now on or does it need to come out and what does that entail?
I made a donation with my original question and got an answer from one of your pros. I hope the same man will see this additional question and get back to me. Thanks!
have the same problem?
Sunday, November 15th, 2009 AT 9:54 AM