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Hello,

I have a 2008 XP700. After I change the oil and filter, I have way to much oil on the dipstick, about 3" above the full mark. I am thinking I have the wrong dipstick. It is 18 3/4" long. Any thoughts.

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Nolan
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Nolan, that is the correct dipstick. You are adding just 2 quarts I would assume ? I will say that the level on most 700's of our era comes out about a quarter to a half an inch high over full even if you carefully measure two quarts out of a gallon before installing it.
 

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They can't even supply the correct dipstick? Unbelievable.:cower:
 

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That is the correct dipstick at 18 3/4". I verified it on my 700. Sounds most likely that the problem is to much oil.
 

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Thanks for the feed back. Now that I know I have the right dipstick, I have to look elsewhere. I had a one gallon jug with 4 quarts marked on the side. The oil level in the jug was just under the 2 quart mark. I know I put in 2 quarts.

Thinking back, it was over full when I drained it and I don't think there was anywhere near 2 quarts drained out. I still have the old oil in a drain pan. I will measure it.

This Ranger only has 600 hours on it. I bought it at 500 hours and changed the oil. It was overfull when I was done and I assumed I put in to much oil. Could the crankcase have something in it that is taking up space?

Any ideas on what to look for would be appreciated.

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Ok, here goes. I pulled a bone head. I am posting so anyone watching will not be wondering what happened. This is the story: I pulled the plug on the transmission, drained the oil, removed the engine oil filter and replaced it with a new one, put the transmission plug back in, and then added 2 quarts of oil to the engine. That is now I ended up with way to much oil on the dipstick.

I have now undone that mistake and have everything changed out and filled up with new oil. I have made a note for myself in the service records as follows: Transmission plug is 8mm hex and the engine plug is 6mm hex.

Fortunately it is quite cold here in Wyoming and I had not pulled the Ranger out of the garage after the first attempt at an oil change.

Nothing like a little humble pie for supper.
 

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Nolan, don't feel bad as I am sure that that is not the first time it has happened to someone .
 

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Yep, a friend of mine just filled his diesel truck with gas. Yikes. I'd rather have your problem Nolan.:glee::encouragement:
 

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It happens. My buddy did the same thing with his Ford Ranger. He drained the manual transmission thinking it was the engine. He did drive it around for a short while when the gears became a bit hard to shift and his engine was spewing frothy oil all over the place…oops.
 
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