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post #1 of 12 Old 02-06-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Checking Engine oil level

Well guys i have a question for all of u that check ur engine oil which is probably all of you!
When i check my oil this would be in the morning after the machine has been sitting for several hrs i will pull out the dip stick and the oil level will be right on the full mark but when i clean it and put it back in and check it again it reads about quarter to half a inch above the full line so what the heck which one do i go with?
I dont understand why the level would change that much by just pulling out the dipstick and then cleaning it and checking the oil again and then getting a different reading!
Anybody else have this
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Well guys i have a question for all of u that check ur engine oil which is probably all of you!
When i check my oil this would be in the morning after the machine has been sitting for several hrs i will pull out the dip stick and the oil level will be right on the full mark but when i clean it and put it back in and check it again it reads about quarter to half a inch above the full line so what the heck which one do i go with?
I dont understand why the level would change that much by just pulling out the dipstick and then cleaning it and checking the oil again and then getting a different reading!
Anybody else have this
Never check your oil when cold at least not if you want an accurate reading. Warm your engine up and then turn it off and check it.
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Arê you screwing the dipstick in when checking?
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Arê you screwing the dipstick in when checking?
yup all the way!
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Arê you screwing the dipstick in when checking?
yup all the way!
I dont think you are supposed to screw it in when you check the oil level.
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Well maybe I'm wrong but when I put the correct amount of oil manual specs and screw in the cap on its on the full mark
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The 2012 Operators Guide states, " with vehicle on level surface & ENGINE-COLD, REINSTALL dipstick, screw-in completely & check oil level! It should be near or equal to the upper-mark. Again, on a cold engine!
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Ive had the same exact issue......every time I have mine serviced from the dealer it comes back with too much oil.....according to the reading I get when checking it COLD and with the stick screwed all the way in.....as per the manual!!!!

I am wondering if the manual is the correct instructions...Ive had it serviced at a bunch of different dealers and they all seem to overfill it based on the manuals measurement instructions......

Anyone else have any comments???
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Dealer is put the last full quart instead putting in what is needed to put it on the full mark. Lazy ness. They don't want a bunch of 1/4 quarts laying around. Lol





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