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Briggs 16 hp dipstick length needed

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I need the length of the dipstick from the top of the metal cap to the "FULL" mark on a 16hp single cylinder Briggs engine. The PO broke the dipstick, repaired it and never affixed the cap on the stick. As a result depending on where the cap is located, it is either overfilled by a quart or a gallon low or somewhere inbetween.
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I checked mine - I get 12-7/8 when I measure from the full line to where the dipstick cap seats on the tube when you thread it in.

That's also somewhat flattening out the dipstick - so if you were to use a longer dipstick, you'd want 12-7/8 from the end of the tube to just touch the top of the oil.
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