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« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2015, 11:23:54 PM »

You sure you seated the o-ring all the way?  I've done this and my dipstick read fine.
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« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2015, 01:05:15 AM »

I guess I should check.....it appears to be.....but it can't hurt to double check
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« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2015, 02:07:54 PM »

Ok, so the new dip stick is well seated and after 4 quarts of oil and a new filter ( I have the oil filter relocation kit by the way) the dip stick read 1/2 between L and F??? I don't get it ? So half is my new Full? 😒


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« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2015, 11:26:08 PM »

Well have a filter relocation kit causes you to need more oil so it's going to read a little lower.  Where did you get this new dipstick from??  I thought the kit from MiataRoadster that had the correct dipstick wasn't available anymore.  Are you sure it's the correct kit?
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« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2015, 12:06:17 AM »

Yes it's his! Got like 2.5 yrs ago and it got lost in my move, found it last month in my dads old tool chest!
I'm a little skittish to add to much more oil, I could try another 1/4 of a quart and see what it does.


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« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2015, 05:22:18 PM »

I just took a 10x1.5 metric die and cut some threads onto the broken plastic end, got some aluminum rod and cut some threads onto the end of the rod, then using JB Weld, took a nut and screwed it down midway. Then put the threaded rod into the top of the nut with more JB Weld. I put some silicone tube over the Al rod bent to shape a handle. Cool to the touch when motor is hot. It's held up for 2 years now, no problem. Easy cheapo fix. No worries about oil levels.
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« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2015, 11:30:04 PM »

That wasn't the point of the kit he installed.  It replaced our hard to read dipstick with a dipstick assembly with a different style dipstick which was much easier to read.  There were a finite amount of these available and I do think Miata Roadster had bought them all and when he sold out, and he did, they were gone.
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« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2015, 01:24:04 AM »

There were a large number of 1999 - 2000 Miatas sold in California trim.  It is not too hard to find a dipstick and tube here in California.
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