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Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by Delta Dog, July 12, 2011.

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    1. Delta Dog

      Delta Dog Member

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      No wise cracks about my dipstick!!! :D

      I have no oil on the dipstick of my 2007 Mountaineer Premier with 4.6L. I just changed oil and put in 6 qts. I changed the filter and DID put the plug back in and no oil is leaking.

      I am thinking I have the wrong dipstick......i bought this vehicle used. My dipstick part # is 6L2E-6750-AC. The dealer said this is the correct part number even though it has been changed to a 6L2Z-6750-BA.

      What the heck???? ANY help would be appreciated.

      Oh.......the computer says everything is ok and no warning lights. Also, there was no oil showing with the dirty oil either.......and the drained oil appeared to be about 5 qts.
       
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      I had my oil changed on my 06 v8, and I thought everything is OK. Weeks later I checked the oil and the dipstick was dry !!!!!!! I thought I am burning oil and the motor is going south (115K back then). So I added 1 qrt, and it was still low, added almost another qrt and it was fine then. Then I recalled, I did it at the place wheer I never did it, and some kid did my car. Probably he added 4 qrts because his civic takes 4. No light, no issues, no problems since then. I changed the oil again since then and it stays at the same level.
       
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      I checked my dip stick, it's also part number 6L2E-6750-AC. The level is good on it. The metal part should be 26 inches long.
       
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      6 qts will barely be on dipstick, some take almost 7 even though it says 6 to read full on stick.
       
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      Do you put more than 6 qts in when you change???

      An extra quart won't do any damage?? You always hear "DO NOT overfill"...... I just don't want to create a bigger problem since I don't have any mechanical/runability problems now.
       
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      Might want to verify the vehicle is level when checking the dipstick.

      I think mine took about 6.25 quarts last time I did mine.
       
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      I should be doing my first change on it next weekend. The oil was changed just before I bought it.
       
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      6 1/2 quarts or 7 to fill the dipstick is a 4.6l ex.
       
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      Same with mine, it takes more than you think to show on the stick.
       
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      i honestly thing helm publications just printed the 6 qts capacity thats on the crown vic on every single other 4.6L owners manual ....
       
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      Good info here. I will continue to always check oil level immediately after oil change.
       

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