Where to find replacement oil diptstick: 2009 awd 2.4L

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aharown15
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Where to find replacement oil diptstick: 2009 awd 2.4L

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The oil dipstick has always been a bit hard to read on my 2009 Vibe AWD (2.4 liter)... especially for the younger family members who have inherited the vehicle.
But I'm not having any luck finding a replacement searching sites like Autozone, Napa, Advance Auto, etc. Anybody know where I can get one? I'm thinking almost any compatible dipstick would be better... a little cross hatching or something would help. Maybe it's just that we both have suboptimal eyesight!
jolt
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Re: Where to find replacement oil diptstick: 2009 awd 2.4L

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If seeing the oil on the end of the dipstick is the problem, then roughing up the surface of the stick can help. If you take some sandpaper and rough up the end so it is not as smooth, the oil will stick better to the rough surface of the stick and make it easier to read. You can also do the same thing with a sandblaster on the end of the dipstick. Just make sure to clean the dipstick when you are done so that none of the sanding particles get into your engine oil. This can be like a night and day difference in seeing the oil on the stick.
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Re: Where to find replacement oil diptstick: 2009 awd 2.4L

Post by zbyers »

agreed with jolt...just add your own crosshatching with a sharp object.
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