My husband needed this for a log splitter he found on the side of the road. Turns out the only thing wrong with it, other than the missing dipstick, was that the safety was still on. The person who previously owned this probably had no clue what the safety switch was. When my husband turned it off, the splitter worked fine. So we got a machine worth almost $1000 for almost free. The dipstick came quickly and fit perfectly.