First thoughts on the Cravenspeed Dipstick

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  1. Crashton

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    As long as you are using my special blend of 0w40 it's all right. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  2. ZippyNH

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    Ow-40 is good stuff...tends to be a better oil group than 5w-40 or 5w-30 in my research...
    I would use it with ZERO hesitation in a mini...other makes that have switched to 0w-20 like Honda...maybe not...but on a mini where 40w is listed as a suggestion.. Do it...
    And buy the craven speeddipstick if you don't have one...
     
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    Oh...
    And uncoil it before you use it or you won't git an accurate oil level reading...

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    I would never bend my personal dipstick like that. :D
     
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    Crashton see what you have started!:biggrin5:
     
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    What's that big red thing on the end?
     
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    Its the panic button
     
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    Isn't there a stick on panic button available for MINI Cooper dashboards? I remember seeing a picture somewhere.
     
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    #70 Goldsmithy, Feb 6, 2016
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    WOW- 7 pages about 'dipsticks'. Some get tied into knots easily, some just bend over and play dead, some spring all over the place. AND, we have spent 7 pages just talking about dipsticks. LIFE ALERT---we need a life.
     
  11. Crashton

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    This
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    I'm not a big fan of the craven speed dip stick. The 1st gen is fine, easy to read (granted you know how to read a dip stick). Yes it gets brittle and could break. Its part of the maintenance program for these cars. Only buy OEM replacements.

    btw, have a gen 1 craven dipstick in a box that I tried. Happy to sell it. PM me.
     
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    You'll rethink your choice whence you've broken that OEM piece of crap off in the crankcase...
     
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    You guys & your rough handling of your dipsticks. Brutes you are. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    #76 JMC40, Feb 6, 2016
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    Wait...what!!!
     
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    Thats SO twisted! :eek6:
     
  18. Fatandre

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    Its just that I am getting a fault reading and after contacting cravenspeed I got no solution.
    I guess the problem is the end of the dipstick.
    What about changing it out?
     
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    Maybe you got it wahred up rong?
     

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