Civic vti em1
I was checking my oil level and it kept showing below minimum, empty or just at minimum. At one point I added a quarter of a litre and the oil level when a a third above the minimum mark. However I remember checking the next day and it was slightly above the maximum mark.
Having read some questions and answers it seems to me in the initial cases (when it showed empty or just below minimum) it may have been because the engine was running or because I checked it too soon after stopped running.
- I take it one should not check it when running or too soon after running and if it shows empty or below minimum in these cases, one should not worry?
I have since been ensuring to check after its stopped runnning and waiting a few minutes and on each occasion it shows a bit above the minimum mark.
However I'm still wondering why on one occasion it showed just above the maximum mark.
- What would have caused it to show just above the maximum mark and why has it now gone to showing in between the min and max? Is it the case that when I originally put oil in (I read it incorrectly), added too much oil, and then the excess oil gets burned off until it goes in between the min and max?
I need to understand why it was showing so high and why that has now gone to in between min and max.