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I read so many posts about people having the Oil Dip Stick break off after incorrectly putting it in and when you start the engine SNAP off it goes. You dont know this until next time when you check your oil. I have been very carefull when installing it but as with anything soner or later its your turn. Some that this has happened to them say no big deal see if you can fish it out, some say it gets ground up and plugs the oil pick up screen and starves the engine for presious oil. So....... Proactively what I did is purchase a new Oil Dip Stick $17.95 and took my current one and cut the stick off of the cap. I now will check the engine oil with my new one carried in a sealed tube in my storage box, and then reinstall just the dummy cap over the hole. No Dip Stick to break off.... What do you think?

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So what did you do or going to do about the broken peice? :unsure:
 

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So what did you do or going to do about the broken peice? :unsure:
I did it proactively BEFORE IT BROKE!

I threw it in the trash after I cut it off, Do you want it?
 

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The way I look at it it's no different than upgrading your Pinion Cover before failure.
 
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So what did you do or going to do about the broken peice? :unsure:
I'll tell ya Phil!!!

LOL... He broke/cut it himself phil.
Not a bad idea to avoid a known potential problem.
Hold on Polman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you ready??????????

He's going to stick it up his keaster for easter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OMG, we all need to get out on a ride very soon!
 

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The Polaris site says the dipstick for my 2021 is $20.59 plus tax and shipping. That's WAY more than yours was FPD!

I wonder if they can set me up with a payment plan? :unsure:
 

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It's kinda like your first High school date, when you got to home base, You will never forget it's broke off and in there! You will always worry!
 
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Then I'd be worried about a chunk of aluminum being broken off inside my engine! :p
Yep, that spinning 78 or 90 hp engine crankshaft won't care if its Billet or Plastic!
 
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