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oldtech posted a topic in Engine, Transmission and ExhaustMy dipstick levels have always been up and down for the past 4 years - can a blocked crankcase breather cause this? Always checked when car is level. Also, I've always run the dipstick to show the hatched area upwards when pulled out, but when inserted 'upside-down' the level shows halfway down in comparison - a big difference to get right: what's the correct orientation? (I keep it topped up but have recently been running a little lower in case I'm unknowingly overfilling - but then it runs noisy. It's currently about 5-7mm over the hatched area and runs fine - might be overfilled but presumed inaccurate..)
Since i find the wire dipstick on our breadvan hard to read... Can i fit a plastic-tipped one from a newer Polo and have it display the level correctly? Im rather hoping theres an equivalent length one for a Mk3 or 4 that will fit?