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Old 05-13-2008, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Which perspective is correct(chk oil level)

Ok read the faq,
and it states to check oil when engine is warm. 3 People have stated to me that i should check it first thing in the morning when oil is in the oil pan(obviously engine is cold). After work on day, car sat for about 4 hours in parking garage, checked the oil and it was low ok. So i drove to get some oil, checked it again and this time it reads normal. Wondering which is the correct answer, when engine is hot or cold.
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:42 PM   #2
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After a drive, wait a few minutes so the oil can drain into the oil pan, then check it. It should be close to full or a little above the full mark. If its past the notch in the dipstick there's too much oil.
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:52 PM   #3
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at least for me, i get the same reading completely cold as i do if I check 15 minutes after shutting it down. Just need to give it enough time to completely drain into the oilpan.
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:38 AM   #4
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ok, well i am going to check the oil this morning.
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