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for those of you with oil overfull

how far above full are seeing it?

mine is clear to the wire above the plastic bob. and that is with 5K miles on it

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Mine is the same. The dip stick is a joke! The taper on the bob pulls oil on the way of the dipstick tube and can give you a false reading of being overfull. I took a wire , about 1/16 diameter and cut it to the same length as the dipstick and it showed at max mark.

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Mine is the same. The dip stick is a joke! The taper on the bob pulls oil on the way of the dipstick tube and can give you a false reading of being overfull. I took a wire , about 1/16 diameter and cut it to the same length as the dipstick and it showed at max mark.
this bad?

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Yea,

I have not used anything but the dipstick but it takes a few times to get a half *** reading.

What ever happened to the good old flat dip stick, did something need to be fixed?

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this bad?
This is the level mine shows also. When I used the wire test it showed max. Bring back the flat dipstick!! Again the tapered end is pulling oil and giving us a false reading. I finally got a good reading but I lost count on the number of tries.

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This is the level mine shows also. When I used the wire test it showed max. Bring back the flat dipstick!! Again the tapered end is pulling oil and giving us a false reading. I finally got a good reading but I lost count on the number of tries.
Let me be clear. You may very well have an overfill condition! I am saying the way this dip stick is designed you can have a mis-read.

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sounds like a new mod in the making
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The Ford technical bulletin on checking the oil for overfull describes only pushing the dip stick in to where the cap just touches the top of the dip stick tube, not all the way in.

This whole thing has been very frustrating as mine is one of the 6.4's that has fuel in the oil as proven by oil analysis (4% last change and high aluminum and iron). The technical hotline tells dealers that it is normal to have fuel in the oil and suggest even that a quart of fuel per 1,000 miles is acceptable. Mine has been in the shop for over 7 days for this issue (three different trips). THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE OVERFILL SITUATION.

I have been around diesels all my life and any level of fuel in the oil is a bad thing, I don't care what Ford says about it. This may very well be the last Ford I ever own. (My company currently owns 8 super duty's and has over the last 30 years owned over 40 Ford pickups).

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Most of the time when this happens on a diesel engine you can pull the valve cover and find the leak. On this engine though it could be and probably is the pump leaking. They are blaming this on regen and calling it normal but there is a real problem. If it were normal they would all do it.

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Is the oil-making problem specific to a certain JOB BUILD identifier? JOB #1 BUILD? JOB #2 BUILD?
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