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red tagged dipstick

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red tagged dipstick

Post by jlh3rd » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:44 am

I've been reading up on this t5 oil issue, and now question why my oil dipstick on my 2012 s60, fwd has been tagged with red tape. I purchased this car used ,from a volvo dealership, in October, 2014, and was serviced by them until the warranty ran out in this last year. I did stumble upon a statement made by someone in some site somewhere that mentioned what a red dipstick or tagged red from volvo meant but now i cannot find it.
Maybe it was on this site, but, does anyone know? I spent hours yesterday,including this site, trying to find that comment.



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Re: red tagged dipstick

Post by RickHaleParker » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:04 pm

Dipstick color on a Volvo corresponds with the oil capacity. Back in the '90s Volvo changed the oil pan on the white blocks to a slightly higher capacity. Changing the color of the dipstick also, enabled the service techs to tell one capacity from the other at a glance.
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Re: red tagged dipstick

Post by jlh3rd » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:10 pm

thanks, but my dipstick handle is yellow with red viny tape through the handle.I didn't give it much thought until now after devouring all of these "oil" posts these last few days.



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Re: red tagged dipstick

Post by kosterholm » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:54 am

what is the capacity of the red dipstick?
driving '15 XC60 T6
thanks
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