Cadillac SRX Second Generation Forum (2010-2016) Discussion, Unusual Oil Dip Stick in Cadillac SRX / XT5 Forums; Checked oil the other day on 2010 SRX and first time I noticed dip stick didn't have cross hatch markings. ...
- 12-23-12 11:40 AM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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Unusual Oil Dip Stick
Checked oil the other day on 2010 SRX and first time I noticed dip stick didn't have cross hatch markings. Flat dip stick had 5 machined punches (not punched through). Different then owners manual reference. Anyone else with this type dip stick?
- 12-23-12 03:21 PM #2
Re: Unusual Oil Dip Stick
NOTE: Although many car enthusiasts still use the term "DIP STICK" (even shows up in a lot of today's owners manuals) The actual term is called OLI or Oil Level Indicator - stick. Another example of old terms still being used today is when GM used to call their engine divisions by MOTOR. Motor stands for electric not gas, hence GM doesn't use that term anymore for example "CHEVROLET MOTOR DIVISION" was eventually changed to GMPT (General Motors Powertrain _______ Engine Plant). Another term that has changed over the years is the term "Rocker" cover which is now referred to as "Valve" cover instead.
*I don't think the old "RAT MOTOR" - "BIG BLOCK" crowd will ever change their mantra though ... LOL
- 12-24-12 06:14 PM #3Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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So they should not have been called General "Motors" from the beginning?
- 12-24-12 08:52 PM #4