Citroen Picasso Xsara 1.6 petrol manual 2006

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Re: Citroen Picasso Xsara 1.6 petrol manual 2006

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Hello,
My first time encounter with this website, looks very informative in the future.
I have a very basic question that`s probably been answered elsewhere but I cannot fathom it.
How do I post a question about judging the accurate oil level on my cars dipstick please?
The stick is a weird twisty pigs tail that is impossible to gain an accurate reading.
Is there an alternative dipstick that will fit & gives clear readings?
Thanks if you can advise.
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Re: Citroen Picasso Xsara 1.6 petrol manual 2006

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There should be a couple of 'nicks' at the bottom of the dipstick. These are the 'min' and 'max' marks. This one on Amazon shows the 'nicks';

https://www.amazon.co.uk/PSA-Dipstick-1 ... B083ZFPN12
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Re: Citroen Picasso Xsara 1.6 petrol manual 2006

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Thank you, however, the stick itself is twisted in such a way that dipping into the engine to gain a reading is impossible as it twists & turns when extracted. Is the stick supposed to be spring-like & not straight?, it`s a bit odd.
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It is meant to be twisted. I believe it is to make sure it remains in place. As you can see (from the Amazon page I posted up) that dipstick is also twisted and flexible. As the oil will be quite 'thick' it does stick to the dipstick, so it is an accurate indicator.
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Re: Citroen Picasso Xsara 1.6 petrol manual 2006

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Ok, many thanks.
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Re: Citroen Picasso Xsara 1.6 petrol manual 2006

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Actually - is the dipstick intact?
They have a propensity to fall to bits and dump the measuring bit in the sump.
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Re: Citroen Picasso Xsara 1.6 petrol manual 2006

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You are :welc:

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