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Crap! How can I get a true read on oil

These dip sticks suck! anyone have a good way to get a good read, or is there any tips on how its done. (i cant believe i have to ask this)http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/ima...lies/dunno.gif
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Here is what I do.
Pull the dipstick and wipe off.
Put in and stop right before the yellow end enters the tube, pull back out, now the oil level should be that distance below the full mark.

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Here is what I do.
Pull the dipstick and wipe off.
Put in and stop right before the yellow end enters the tube, pull back out, now the oil level should be that distance below the full mark.
there was a TSB and this is exactly how ford suggests to check the oil

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Called the "short stick" method, not to be confused with what most guys give to their old lady at night

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I think tbsimmons was saying that the level should now be in the middle of the plastic thing, using the short-stick method, and not all the way at the top as Ford states when they try to justify overfull / oil dilution.
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Question - do you "grow" oil between oil changes with the DPF deleted on your truck? I am curious, I have had a few customers ask me this.

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Question - do you "grow" oil between oil changes with the DPF deleted on your truck? I am curious, I have had a few customers ask me this.
If that's to me.... nope. Stays at the same "full" mark through the 5000mi interval.

Before doing the dpf delete, my oil used to look slightly thinner around the edges on the dipstick... would absorb into a paper towel faster, and smell like diesel. This, being my first diesel, I had assumed it was normal. Now, after the delete, it does not.

Others have reported back with proof from regular blackstone testing, that pre-delete, the numbers were (don't quote me) 5% or so.... and after.... less than 0.2%.
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