Comments on: Secret Diary of a Female Petrolhead: Not Your Grandmother’s Hairdryer /2011/04/08/secret-diary-of-a-female-petrolhead-not-your-grandmothers-hairdryer/ A feminist pop culture adventure Fri, 31 May 2013 15:17:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: Pet Jeffery /2011/04/08/secret-diary-of-a-female-petrolhead-not-your-grandmothers-hairdryer/#comment-1050 Fri, 08 Apr 2011 09:29:14 +0000 I used to go boating, and know what a dipstick is. It’s to check whether there’s sufficient engine (lubricating) oil. You pull it out, give it a wipe, re-insert it, pull it out again, and see how high up the dipstick the oil comes. You need to pull the dipstick out twice (I think) because running the engine spatters oil all over it.