C5 1.6 hdi dipstick

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C5 1.6 hdi dipstick

Post by OlemTheGolem »

Hi! Today i did a oil change on my "new" 06 c5. I cannot figure out where the level should be on this dipstick 🤔
Photo below is with 3.9l in after change.
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cs101
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Re: C5 1.6 hdi dipstick

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It seems that the Dipstick is broken at the end

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Re: C5 1.6 hdi dipstick

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cs101 wrote:
14 Jul 2021, 20:26
It seems that the Dipstick is broken at the end
Hah, great 😅
Well, guess I'll just order a new one and hope the plastic causes no problem for now...
I found the engine was overfilled by approx 1l as well. Oh well, that's hurried car buying for you 🤷

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Re: C5 1.6 hdi dipstick

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If that dipstick is broken and there's oil showing when it's dipped then the engine is probably overfilled (maybe only slightly) again.

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Re: C5 1.6 hdi dipstick

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I had 1 break on the wifes C4 1.6 HDI, and was advised by various people that the broken bit would just end up in the sump and not cause a problem, which seemed logical so I bought a replacement, after a while that also broke, then while doing other jobs I decided to retrieve the broken bits from the sump
They didn't make it that far, The dipstick guide tube has 2 90 degree bends in it and the bits were jammed tight across the first bend and more dipsticks would just keep making it worse, so I removed the guide tube and cleaned out the bits.

Steve