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there is no such thing as a gen 3 1.9. only 2.0 spi, and later the ztech. also im not sure if they are the same. each engine takes 4 qts.
 

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I would think the dipstick and oil capacities are the same for both gen 2 and 3 engines engines

The zx2 (coupe) may be the one that takes 4.5 quarts
I believe this is accurate.
 

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The early second generation had the dipstick near the "front" of the engine (right side of car), later ones had it on the middle rear side of the engine. The early one had a yellow round finger pull and I think the later ones had a black T-handle. Unlikely they are the same length.
 

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The early second generation had the dipstick near the "front" of the engine (right side of car), later ones had it on the middle rear side of the engine.
I can confirm that my 1995LX had the dipstick in the back of the engine. I remember being a bit of a pain to reinstall that tube when I replaced my head gasket.
 

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I only know about the 2nd gen LX escorts. The earlier ones (91-92) had a dipstick coming up on the passenger side of the engine, under the intake manifold. These had a yellow metal handle with a loop .on the end. They were 21” long from tip to the recess inside of the handle, were a part # F0CE-6750-AA, with top of the full mark being 1-1/2” from the tip.

For the later 2nd gen LX escorts, the dipstick came up behind the head, between the 2 and 3rd intake tubes, and with a black plastic Tee handle. They were 23” long from tip to inside the recess on the handle, and were a part # F2CE-6750-BA. The top of the full mark was 1-1/2” from the tip.
 

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This thread could use some pics with both styles. I never knew about this before, and it's a real head scratcher!

This is why mine looked like (in my 1995LX, not my actual vehicle pictured):


This must be the other type (from a 1991):
 
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