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Old 22 Feb 2012, 09:31 pm
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Default Where can I get a dipstick for a 2005 Honda Civic?

I have looked everywhere!!!! Junkyards,, JCWhitney,, hondapartsunlimited, napaonline, amazon, and more. Now I asked this question awhile back, and got alot of hate answers. "Oh it took me three seconds to find on (insert random website here), get off your ass and look harder... (random link here)... I follow the link there, only to find a bunch of "universal" dipsticks. Well, I was skeptical, and I bought one. Guess what. Didn't work. Much to long to fit under the hood. So before you give me a smart-ass answer, and some link, make sure you have the right item... Once again thats a 2005 Honda Civic (More specifically a D17a2).
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Old 22 Feb 2012, 09:46 pm
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You must take the universal one and compare it to another correct one and cut it to match.
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Old 22 Feb 2012, 10:01 pm
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I had the same problem with another car. Nobody wants to sell a dipstick because they can't make any money off it. First if you know someone who is a mechanic they can order it direct from the honda dealer at a fair price. you cannot buy it direct from the parts department because it will probably cost fifty bucks but you can try. Dealers have to keep parts for cars for ten model years.

BETTER ANSWER: the better place to find a used one is at a "U PULL IT" junkyard not a salvage yard, but the one where you go on the lot and look around and find the same year.

NOTE: Here is another solution....after you change your oil and filter and fill the crankcase with the exact quantity of oil per the owners can insert a longer dipstick from another honda and cut it until it just goes in all the way. now you know the stick extends to the bottom of the pan and you scribe your own mark on the stick where the full oil mark is because you know right now the pan is full and correct. You want a dipstick from another Honda or just make sure it seals perfectly in the dipstick tube because you do no want engine vacuum from the pcv system to leak, you want the dipstick to seal properly in the dipstick tube.

google search using keywords like 'u pull it'"you pull it" self service junkyard for your area and pick a close location and call and make sure they have a good inventory. very few are organized enough to have a list of cars for you so you have to walk the lot.
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Did u try the Honda dealer
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