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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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Dipstick Readings

My dipstick is reading lopsided no matter how many wipe, insert, wait and reads I do. On the front side the level is in the cross hatch and halfway up one side of the stick. The back side shows just ...
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Oil evaporates/burns-off (becomes thicker), should top-up be thinner?

I read somewhere that when the oil evaporates, the leftover oil is effectively thicker, e.g., to extrapolate, 5W40 may be closer to 5W50 after the evaporation takes place than before so. I use ...
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