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post #1 of 35 Old 09-14-2019, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Lost my Dip Stick

I was in the woods today and when I headed home enjoying a slow trip looking around and all of a sudden I was in the middle of a smoke bath.* I shut off my ATV and it was just smoking from the center of the machine, I could not see flames and I looked around the other side and see oil on the left side.* So I took out the little panel* that covers the dip stick and the dip stick was gone, and apparently oil was shooting out of there and got on the manifold exhaust pipe, and started smoking.* So I looked for the dip stick, fist on the engine and then on the bottom where it should have been laying on the skid plates, but all I found was a big stick that must have somehow pushed the dip stick out by poking it in the little finger hole that is there to grab it out of the engine when I want to check the oil.
I finally plugged that hole with a stick I whittled, and drove back home.* I did not think I lost much oil, but I have no way of knowing.

Anyone know of a good place to buy a new Dip Stick, or how long it is so I can figure out what my oil level is? When I get a new one, I am going to modify it, as I don't think this could happen twice, but not going to find out!
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Just go to your dealer. Buying one online would kill you on shipping. If your dealer is a ways away call them first incase they have to order it

Or go to a online parts source and get the part number, then do a search on the number and see what pops up.

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post #3 of 35 Old 09-14-2019, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Jim, Could not find one on line! Here is a link that you may remember, kind of an interesting situation.

Yamaha Kodiak 700 Forum > Yamaha Kodiak 700 Tech Talk > Kodiak 700 Engine & Transmission > oil plug/dipstick popped out

And one more I found

Yamaha Grizzly ATV Forum > Grizzly Forums > Grizzly Engine & Transmission > dip stick plug.

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I still like the old style that screwed in. Never had to worry about those.
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Here is the part number for it B16-E5362-00-00 it is listed under Plug Oil Level in the crankcase diagrams.

I checked a few online parts dealers and they don't have one available and if you put in the part number on a search on Ebay one pops up for a Grizzly which is the same one. They want $15 for it.

I'd check with your local dealer.

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Any chance if I call the dealer they might void my warranty? I agree with KodiakAfishyo, I wish it screwed in. All of you will have to wonder like me, if it is going to come out at a critical time and cause issues.

Good job finding this JimP, I will call the dealer, and not use my name, I paid for the extended warranty, and as you know Yamaha is not away honorable. I assumed that that stick popped mine out, but now I am not so sure. It would take a remarkable coincidence to get that entire dip stick to clear the hole and fall out.
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I'd also drop the skid plate to make sure that it didn't find a corner that you can't see.

As for the warranty I don't see how it could

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OK thanks for the good advice, I will do that. I got a good look, but could not see some areas.
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Just start with the front one then the middle one. If it is still with you it'll be on the middle one.

Also if you are doing your own maintenance I like to drop them anyway. That way there isn't a oily mess on them

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Yes, I do all my own maintenance, and I will do that, I am going to make a temporary plug. I am very creative, so I might come up with one for permanent. I have no idea if I am low on oil or not, I assume somewhat but don't know. I might change the oil just to measure it going in.
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