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How to Find the Length of the Oil Dipstick on a 1981 Jeep CJ7

An oil dipstick is a thin piece of metal with a handle that rests in the oil tube of your vehicle, such as a 1981 Jeep CJ7. It has markings on it that tell you how much oil you have left, so when you wipe it off, insert it back into the oil tube and remove it, you can tell how much oil you need to add, if any. If someone you know has a 1981 Jeep CJ7 but lacks the dipstick, he might ask you to measure yours to help him find a replacement with the same length.

Tools Used: Measuring tape, Rag

Find the Length of the Oil Dipstick

Open the hood of the Jeep, then remove the dipstick from the oil tube. Wipe oil off the dipstick with a rag.

Place one end of a measuring tape alongside the dipstick where it meets the handle, and unroll the other end until you reach the tip of the dipstick.

Note the inch marker on the measuring tape that corresponds to the tip of the dipstick. This number indicates the length of the dipstick.

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