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Old 03-04-2013, 04:20 PM   #3009
Chris793
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Chapter/Region: South East
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza Sport
Ice Silver

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Originally Posted by sgoldste01 View Post
Being on an incline can make a huge difference in the reading. As much as possible, try to check your levels when the car is parked in the exact same location.
Agreed. Scared myself when I first bought the car with a low reading, but didnt realize how much thin 0w20 was and that incline/decline makes a big difference. Going back to my buddies shop tomorrow night to change the oil and will be able to see a more accurate measurment from the same spot. I was also considering capturing and measuring the used oil that comes out, but am not sure how accurate this will be. I know not all of the oil comes out during an oil change, and I have a fumoto which will leave a little oil in the pan since the threads protrude into the oil pan.
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