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Old 11-16-2001, 03:11 AM   #17
Bimmer
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Humboldt County, CA
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Re: inaccurate dipsticks.

Just about every car has to have it's oil checked when it's on flat ground, it's pretty rare that the dipstick runs down to the direct center of the oil pan, and tilting the car will change the level shown on the dipstick considerably.

It's possible that when his friend's driveway where he checked the oil was at such a slant that his dipstick didn't ready anything even when it was full...

Ben

PS Try this on a motorcycle...
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