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Your engine doesn't appear to have sufficient oil level to even reach the lower mark Your dipstick has oil marks on it only next to places in the stick where it is bent. It seems likely that as you've pushed the dipstick down (after wiping) the places where it is bent have rubbed down the oil coated sides of the dipstick tube picking up sufficient amount of ...


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A 40% slope is well beyond what you will find on nearly any actual street in the world. But assuming you did find such a place to park and if your oil pan was designed such that such a slope would put the oil in contact with the gasket, would that be harmful? Well, considering that under normal operating conditions there is nearly always oil in contact with ...


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The first drain (1:36/38:50) is transmission fluid. Ford recommends you use WSD-M2C200-C Transmission Oil The second (8:53/27:09) is brake fluid associated with the hydraulic clutch master/slave system. The brake master cylinder reservoir feeds this. It should be DOT3 or 4, however, to keep you covered, DOT4 will work just fine. It mixes just fine with DOT3 ...


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It sounds like some oil may have been been getting blown out of the dipstick tube while driving and has ended up on the exhaust. You probably won’t experience this with the engine ticking over (as suggested in the comments) since there won’t be sufficient crank case pressure at tick over. There is a risk that oil blowing out could end up on the hot exhaust ...


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Yes, it is a nuisance with this engine. I have a 2011 / 3.5 L, and it seems to hold oil along the dipstick passage. I just checked my oil which required starting it and moving to a level spot ( it MUST be level to check engine or trans oil). Then I put the dipstick in ,pull it out and wipe it off about three times before you can get a good level for the oil. ...


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