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Holes drilled in dipstick make it easier to read
Curtis Wold, Starbuck, Manitoba, drills holes in engine and transmission dipsticks to make oil levels easier to read. In Grainews Magazine, Wold reports that he drills two 1/16-in. holes in the dipstick one at the "full" mark and the second just above
the "add oil" mark. `By looking at which hole has oil in it, he can easily tell the oil level.
Since dipsticks are made of high-strength steel, Wold advises center-punching the dipstick before drilling.

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #1