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You can't really fix the oil dipstick. You need to buy a new one.

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

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  2. Locate the engine oil dipstick and withdraw it from the tube.
  3. Wipe the dipstick with a clean rag and reinsert it in the dipstick tube.
  4. Remove the dipstick again, hold the dipstick horizontally and observe the level of the oil.

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Fig. 1: Grasp the engine oil dipstick and withdraw it from the tube

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Fig. 2: Observe the oil level on the dipstick and add oil if it is low

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