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Old 09-16-2005, 01:01 PM   #1
benw82
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Question oil issue. need help

i had my 97 outback with a 2.5 for about 3 weeks.
when i check the oil level when its cold and been sitting its right at the full mark.. if i drive it and it gets warm and i check it, its WAY above the full mark.
any ideas?
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Old 09-17-2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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Oil does expand when heated ....usually ATF will do this .However, engine oil should not. Make sure you wipe clean the dipstick and recheck.

So when the engine is cold again the oil level is right at the full mark.....right?
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Old 09-19-2005, 10:29 AM   #3
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I believe oil dipsticks have a low mark, full mark, then above the full mark there is a notch. The full mark should be for when the engine is cold, but the notch above that is for when the engine is hot. Outbackwbeer is right, oil does expand when hot, which is why they have the notch to tell you the hot oil level.
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Old 09-21-2005, 11:45 AM   #4
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when cold its right at the full mark. when i drive it around and get it to operating temp then check its sometimes above the "notch". what should i change or do????
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Old 09-21-2005, 01:49 PM   #5
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You need to drain some.

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Old 09-28-2005, 04:19 AM   #6
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drain then clean!
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