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Old 01-25-2010, 01:21 PM
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engine oil dipstick on 97 prelude

Recently bought a 97 prelude and found an additional dipstick lying in the backseat. After changing the oil (adding 5 qts per manual) it appears to be way over full. We drained a bunch out but still shows almost a qt overfull. I remembered the other dipstick, so I put it in and it shows 1/2 qt under I think(neither stick has anything written on it, just 2 holes about 1/2 inch apart).

Can anyone help me find out which dipstick (if either one) is correct? The blade (not including the rubber seal) of one the sticks is 18'' the other is 19''. If neither of these is correct where can I find the correct dipstick?

Thank you for your help,
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Re: engine oil dipstick on 97 prelude

it should be full at 5 quarts and not overfull, so that shorter one is obviously not correct. i would put 5 quarts in it and test the other one if it is still showing over full then either go to your local honda or hondaautomotiveparts.com and get ya a new one.
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Re: engine oil dipstick on 97 prelude

It seems to me that the short stick is likely the correct one because it measures out much closer as I would expect. Because I am finding more and more evidence that the previous owner patched many repairs, I am wondering if either dipstick fits the description of the OEM stick.

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Re: engine oil dipstick on 97 prelude

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Can anyone help me find out which dipstick (if either one) is correct? The blade (not including the rubber seal) of one the sticks is 18'' the other is 19''. If neither of these is correct where can I find the correct dipstick?

Thank you for your help,
Mike
Hey OP, Mine is 18" long...... Oh, so is the dipstick in my '97
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Re: engine oil dipstick on 97 prelude

Thanks, I was hoping someone would measure for me. In your case, you probably measure it every day
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Re: engine oil dipstick on 97 prelude

Haha no. So yeah, just toss out the longer one so you don't accidently start using it and mess with the oil level.
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