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My dipstick in my car was dry and I added 6 quarts and it was still bone dry. I let it idle in my driveway for 20 minutes and I smelled oil burning [closed]

I checked my dipstick in my 2010 Lincoln town car and it was bone dry so I added 6 quarts and it was still bone dry. I put the key in the ignition and started it and let it run for about 20 minutes in ...
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5 extra qts of oil in Hustler Z super diesel motor with a Warren cat engine

So while i was servicing our mower today. I spaced on remembering it was 1.5 qts of diesel engine oil. I put in 2. I'm new to servicing my own equipment because the price to service is more than my ...
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Dipstick Covered with Oil

I’m working on a Nissan Murano, and have been trying to check the oil level on my car. The mechanic said that the car is slowly leaking/burning off oil (I believe into the engine), so I need to top ...
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Oil Level In Dipstick After 600 Km journey. Normal oil level change or not?

I have recently bought a used 2004 Toyota Camry Altise with 180,000 miles on it. Mechanically sound and no oil leaks at all. I have recently completed a 600 km journey today and have noted down my ...
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What is wrong with my dipstick?

Please read my story and tell me what is wrong with my dipstick. Recently, I had a problem with checking my oil level. The story begins about 7 months ago when I drained engine oil and poured fresh ...
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2014 Silverado 6 cyl extended cab 2 wheel drive oil dip stick

I HATE this dipstick! I'm 50, should be carrying reader glasses around, but refuse to.....just yet! Anyway, that shouldn't matter. I should be able to check my oil by laying and rolling my dipstick on ...
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Does continuous slight 5% overfill of oil have bad effects?

I have a 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid with 2.5 liter engine that takes 4.4 liters of oil (with filter; without filter it's 4.0 liters). The difference between "low" and "full" oil level is 1.5 liters, so ...
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Oil dipstick: Is the distance between the 2 markers an international standard?

Is the quantity of motor oil represented by the distance between the bottom marker and the top marker of an engine dipstick an international standard? If so, how much oil does it represent? In other ...
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2008 Honda CG 125 - Do I Need To Fully Screw in My Dipstick To Check the Oil?

I went to check the oil level on my Honda CG 125 and noticed nothing came up. However, it was on uneven ground. I then moved my bike to a flatter level and screwed my dipstick all the way in, where I ...
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Difficulty seeing oil on dipstick

On my 2009 impala 3.5L and 2004 f150 4.2L. I shut them off and wait a couple minutes and check the dipsticks, and it's always hard to see if oil is on there (seems to scrape oil from somewhere while ...
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Does the car's angle matter while trying to read the oil dipstick?

Just wondering, Would a reading of the oil dipstick be inaccurate if the cars' angle is off? This could be to either sides. For example: Parked with the right wheels on the sidewalk. Right side ...