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  1. Thread: Dipstick Color

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    answered my own question... RTFM The oil...

    answered my own question... RTFM

    The oil volume between the two marks on the dipstick corresponds to approx. 1.1 US quarts/1 liter.

    I guess all my life we'd just call that "down a quart"
  2. Thread: Dipstick Color

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    this may be an obvious question, but are the...

    this may be an obvious question, but are the Canadian and European dipsticks measuring quarts or liters....?

    Is it 1.1 liters between the full and add lines?
  3. Thread: Dipstick Color

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    Thanks John. Seems every measuring device at...

    Thanks John. Seems every measuring device at home is used for home projects/renovations, always in feet or inches, or even yards. It's time I owned your suggested tape measure!
  4. Thread: Dipstick Color

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    oh, I'm with ya! As an Engineer, I've worked...

    oh, I'm with ya!

    As an Engineer, I've worked in manufacturing all my life, and everything is metric (which of course is simple and much better). But around the house, the only measuring devices...
  5. Thread: Dipstick Color

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    that's great information, thanks for chasing it. ...

    that's great information, thanks for chasing it. I'm trying to think of something I've got that measure cm more than a ruler.... I may take a shot at comparing it in inches tomorrow and will advise:
  6. Thread: Dipstick Color

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    be careful how you word the question...... ...

    be careful how you word the question......

    :facepalm
  7. Thread: Dipstick Color

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    and just to be sure dipstick diameter in case the...

    and just to be sure dipstick diameter in case the dipstick tube happens to be a different size
  8. Thread: Dipstick Color

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    it would be great if anyone with a 316i or 318i...

    it would be great if anyone with a 316i or 318i E46 would measure the overall length of their red dipstick as well as the distance to the full and down 1 qt marks! That would save me $50. Any Euro...
  9. Thread: Dipstick Color

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    In researching, I'm seeing that the e46 316 and...

    In researching, I'm seeing that the e46 316 and 318 have a RED dipstick! That's an improvement! Doesn't say it fits our cars:

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    From:04/01/2001To:-Weight:0.027 kgPrice:$15.30...
  10. Thread: Dipstick Color

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    Dipstick Color

    My eyes are old and could use a break now and then.... but why would they make the dipstick a color that's similar to the color of oil? Really???? This my 3rd BMW over 18 years, and every time I...
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