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Old 11-01-2007, 02:32 AM   #1
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Hello everyone.. I recently got my oil changed at a dealership in Oklahoma. I checked the oil today when I was filling up and noticed it was quite a bit higher than the full mark on the dipstick.

i took a picture of it and used paint to draw a circle where the oil stops showing on the stick since its really hard to tell from the pic.




the oil stops right in the middle of the first twisty thingy... if that helps at all.


anyway let me know if i should be worrying or not... im hoping for the latter


thanks!

edit: btw, i took this pic when the oil was cool, hot oil seems to read the same...

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Old 11-01-2007, 02:46 AM   #2
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i'd drain some out asap and call them up tell them they're half way retarded
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Old 11-01-2007, 09:06 AM   #3
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The oil sometimes tracks up the dipstick and makes it hard to get a good reading, however, if that is the true reading I'd drain some out.

I've drained mine down a bit when it has been less "over" than that, but I am a bit paranoid
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:37 PM   #4
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The oil sometimes tracks up the dipstick and makes it hard to get a good reading, however, if that is the true reading I'd drain some out.

+1. do you have expereince with checking oil on the subies? the stick will hit the stick of the tube and track up making it look higher. the actual oil level should be across the entire dipstick, not in a streak.
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Old 11-01-2007, 09:41 AM   #5
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It shouldn't be above the notch, even when hot. Definitely drain some out.

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Old 11-01-2007, 02:57 PM   #6
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That's exactly where it ends up if you dump 5 qts in and call it macaroni. The problem is the engine doesn't take all 5 qts.
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:16 PM   #7
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ok, im just going to take my car to the dealer..


cant really hurt it more than the 200+ highway miles ive already put on it with this oil change... right?


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Old 11-01-2007, 06:26 PM   #8
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ok i just got back from the dealer and they took 1 quart out of it...


it now reads at the full line, thanks guys!
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