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Old 09-17-2020, 12:11 PM   #1
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2001 Intrigue, Engine Oil

At a campground, 300 miles from home, of couse.
Two issues here: Is the CC# stamped on my engine oil dipstick supposed to match my coach number? Coach is noted as Serial # 11281. Dipstick is stamped CC# 18691.

Secondly, is the dip stick tube a part with a part number, or simply a tube cut to fit? Mine is plastic, probably somewhat pliable when installed. I find it is quite stiff, even brittle... and has an erruptive hole right where it passes the exhaust manifold. And, as they say, no situation is so dire a little effort cannot make it worse. I tried to apply a duct-tape bandage today, and snapped the tube clear through.
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That's not good. A path for dirt to enter.
Can you get a replacement tube and can you get the remainder out?
Alternatively could you make one from copper tube? Would need to be the correct length though.
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:47 PM   #3
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Id get a short piece of silicone hose, same ID as dipstick OD. To small Hose clamps and youre done.

Go onto Quickserve, register, enter engine serial number and find oil pan capacity. After draining oil fill pan with the correct capacity. Calibrate dipstick to this level. Fill oil filter and recheck level after running engine.

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Only 300 Mikes to go. I’d find a way to cap it off. With as much oil as these puppies hold you shouldn’t have a problem unless you are using a bunch of oil. Then you can order the right part. If you oil light comes on add gallon. Hope this helps.
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I don't think my dip stick and coach number match. That plastic hose is easy to replace using the broken one as a model. I have another piece of "fire hose" on the outside to act as insulation to keep from getting another hole in the plastic one.
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Is the CC# stamped on my engine oil dipstick supposed to match my coach number? Coach is noted as Serial # 11281. Dipstick is stamped CC# 18691.
CC# 18691 appears to be a Country Coach part number, not a matching number to the coach number, as are the numbers on cabinets and other custom built items specifically made for each coach.

I had the opportunity to take a look at my dip stick today and thought I would take a look.
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FWIW: Slapped a little hundred mile per hour tape around the break, and got home with only a limited blow by.
Got the broken tube out, and replaced it with a length of 3/8 inch PEX. The attachment at the bottom was a bit tricky, as there is a 3” or so steel tube coming up from the crankcase, and the PEX had to slip down over it. A little softening with a propane torch did the job, and I think I’m good to go.
I considered routing the tube a bit farther away from the hot manifold, but given the need to preserve the length so the dip stick will read true, I ended up going down the same space.
Thanks fo all the encouragement and suggestions.
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Mike, when you do the next oil change calibrate the dipstick. Put in the required amount of oil and then mark the dipstick. Now you know where the full mark is
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