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Old 10-08-2012, 06:58 PM   #1485
ST Eye
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MD
2008 STI Boost Wagon
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid


Originally Posted by 79letour View Post
Yep. The gauge between the marks on the dipstick is 1.1 quarts. I still haven't had the chance to take the spashguard off and look for signs of coolant leaking anywhere under the car.
Did your low oil light come on, STeye? It will usually come on at the midpoint between the marks.
No it didn't come on, I was just checking the oil when I saw it.

Originally Posted by flyboy1100 View Post
1.1qts between the dots. so a little over 1/2 qt. sounds like yours is using about the same amount as mine
So apparently it was higher than half.

There is something I noticed when I checked my oil today. The car was cold where I pulled it into the garage to check the oil. I let it sit for 20 mins before checking. At that time it read just a bit over the MIN! I then took the car out for a couple mile drive to fully warm it up then parked it for 20 mins and the result is what is shown above. It appears as if you start the car cold for a couple of seconds, the oil isn't hot and it gets splashed around the engine. Because it's cold, it doesn't then drain down to the bottom. It took the oil getting hot for it to settle and read correctly.
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