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Wrong dipstick = low oil level, HELP!!!

I've posted 2 threads in the 94 - 98 forum. One under General Discussion and one under motor problems. I think I may have found the cause to alot of my problems with my loss of power. I'm not getting any responses and I need someone who knows to check them out. Please, Help!

I found a TSB on 94 and early 95s having the wrong oil dipstick. So when it indicates Full, it is actually 2 quarts low. The dipstick with #1820068C1 stamped on it is the wrong one, #1824405C1 is the correct one, mine has #1826628C1 stamped in it, right or wrong? That's what I am trying to find out.

I called the local Ford Dealer (parts dept.) and had him look up these numbers and he said "yep, that's the one for a 95", (for all three numbers), then I asked him if Ford used different dipsticks for different years and he said no, they all use the same one. (idiot) I hung up on him.

So now I'm really not sure. If anyone knows where to find out what application my dipstick is for, please let me know.
I'm thinking about just draining the oil and seeing how much comes out. That's probably the best idea.
Anybody got any ideas?

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There were some dipstick issues with the early powerstrokes, but I'm not sure what they were.

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I really need some advice!
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Maybe some of you with 95 7.3s can get the number off your dipstick and see if anyone has the same one as I've got. Would being 2 quarts low actually make that much difference in power or performance? Anybody!
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I would call a different dealer...or better yet, goto the dealer. Many times they have idiots sitting behind the counter at the parts dept. I used to have a '68 Ford F-100 with a 352 Big Block Auto. We went to the parts dept. and asked about a rebuild/overhaul kit. The guy said that Ford never made a 352 BB....so...we take him out to the truck, wipe the grease caked on the block and WHAMMY!!!...right there, cast into the block "FORD 352BB". He then informs me that Ford doesn't make that engine anymore. "Well no POOPOO!!!" They only made it for like 2-3 years.

Anyway...try another dealer. Or even better, goto AutoZone and see what they can do for you.


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It's probably a good thing I didn't go to that dealership today because I would have carried my dipstick in with me. You know, (I've got a dipstick and I'm not afraid to use it.)haha I think I will run up to napa and see what they can tell me.
I didn't know Ford made a 352 either. Might win a beer someday with that info.
Thanks for your input!
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I've already won a few beers with that info. It was a trivia question at a bar one night. "What motor was the smallest big block manufactured by Ford in the late 60's?" (Me, jumping out of my chair), "THE 352BB, 1967-68, came in F-100's!!!!" $50 to me to pay the tab!!! Yippy for my pool of useless knowledge.


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Ditty, what's that under the hood of your truck? That looks pretty good. I assume your battery is on the other side. Is there a mod for moving the battery and building that box?
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Dip Stick?

I looked at my dip stick on my 95. The number on it is 1824405C1. I know it is right because I change my own oil and the truck hold 14 quarts and that what it takes to read right on the stick.

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