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    Default focus zx3 oil dipstick

    anyone have the part number for this? I know how to order it and all but I need to know if I have the correct oil dipstick in my zx3. Also, is it the same dipstick as the zx2?
    I keep having oil leaks in the zx3 and im starting to think that its cause I have the wrong oil dipstick in the zx3. I measured the oil with the zx2 dipstick and the oil level seems just where its suppose to be, but with the one the zx3 has, it always reads low (hence I refill and it all ends up leaking). The dipstick I have on the zx3 is shorter than the zx2 dipstick.

    "zx3" dipstick part #: ys4e 6750 za
    zx2 dipstick part #: f8ke 6750 aa
    1998 Ford Escort Zx2 (modded)
    2001 Ford Focus Zx3

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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    How much oil are you putting in after an oil change and what does the ZX3 dipstick read then?
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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    When I made the oil change, I put 5qts. the dipstick read above the full level.
    1998 Ford Escort Zx2 (modded)
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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    That's probably why you are leaking. The Focus Zetec takes 4.5quarts with a new filter.
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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    true but thats why I need to make sure I have the correct dipstick also..
    1998 Ford Escort Zx2 (modded)
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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    why not try putting in 4.5 quarts and see what the dipstick says, if its anything other then full then you have the wrong one

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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    lol, im broke right now and dont have money to buy another 5qts of oil. also, I dont have anything to measure quarts either. can someone check their zx3 dipstick and get the number at the tip just to comfirm or rule out this possibility. mine reads: ys4e 6750 za

    ps thanks everyone who has replied to this!
    1998 Ford Escort Zx2 (modded)
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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    I have the SVT one so I can't help there, sorry.

    You don't have to measure the quarts with anything else, it shows a level with measurements on the side of the container. I think the reason you're leaking is you are overfilling which can cause leaks, blow out seals and damage to the motor. I think what Jon mean was next oil change, put in 4.5quarts, put it on level ground and then see what the dipstick says. That is your "full" mark.
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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    its the same. im pretty sure we've been over this lol.

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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    yea that is what i meant. i work in a tire and lube shop and we see this very often, customers assume that since it comes in a 5 liter jug that the car needs all 5 liters, so then the oil starts to come up the dipstick tube, or if that's tight it can start to do damage like blow out the oil pan gasket
    just my 2 cents

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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    Thanks again everyone for their replies!
    very much appreciated
    1998 Ford Escort Zx2 (modded)
    2001 Ford Focus Zx3

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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    ok so I mnaged to find a 5qt jug with the measuring strip at the side. I drained the oil and put back only 4.5 qts this time. I measured the oil with the zx2 dipstick and it was way over the fulll level. about 3 times. Then I measured it again but with the zx3 (shorter) dipstick and the oil was about and inch over the full level. im confused now =\
    1998 Ford Escort Zx2 (modded)
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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    both dipsticks should be the exact same. can you take a picture please? if you filled up the car with exactly 4.5 qrts, there is no way its overfull unless you didnt drain the previous oil entirely.

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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    ok, I did drain the previous oil. did exactly 4.5 qts. and heres the pic
    The small one I use on the focus and the longer one is from the zx2



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    1998 Ford Escort Zx2 (modded)
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    Default Re: focus zx3 oil dipstick

    I'm guessing you didn't replace the filter?

    The Zetec is 4.5qrts with a new, empty oil filter. If the old filter was on there it was full of oil and now you're still a bit overfull.
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