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Dipstick Covered with Oil

Your engine doesn't appear to have sufficient oil level to even reach the lower mark Your dipstick has oil marks on it only next to places in the stick where it is bent. It seems likely that as you've ...
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Dip stick showing well above max

Every vehicle can have its own set of rules for reading the dipstick. Some want the engine to be warm. Some want a cold engine. To that end not knowing what your vehicle requires, I'll describe for ...
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What is wrong with my dipstick?

Not knowing exactly how you are checking your oil, there could be several things going on here: When checking your oil, your car needs to be on level ground. If leaning forward or to the rear, it won'...
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Does continuous slight 5% overfill of oil have bad effects?

That small amount extra will make no difference. Once the extra is increased enough to start to be picked up by the crankshaft webs and thrown around and it begins to foam then issues will start to ...
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2008 Honda CG 125 - Do I Need To Fully Screw in My Dipstick To Check the Oil?

I found an English edition of the owners manual online here: This wording appears in the "Maintenance" section: 5. Reinstall the oil filler cap/dipstick. Check for oilleaks. 6. Start the engine and ...
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Does the car's angle matter while trying to read the oil dipstick?

Yes it does matter, though to what extent is going to be dependent upon the vehicle in question. To get a proper dipstick reading, the car should be on level ground and in most cases without the ...
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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

Depending on the engine you have the capacity for your engine oil is 5.5 or 6 quarts. It is impossible for you to add 6 quarts of oil in this engine and read an empty dipstick without oil leaking from ...
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What effects would having no oil dipstick tube have?

Most vehicles have a PCV system that sucks a small amount of fresh metered air through the crank case to ventilate combustion gasses that have got past the piston rings. The fumes are then pulled ...
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Oil checked when car was on

This caused absolutely no damage to your car. Yes, check your oil with the engine off and on level ground. Really, if you don't know, this isn't a stupid question ... you just don't know. Enjoy your ...
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Oil smears along dipstick?

As you pull the dipstick out of the tube, you'll leave oil behind from the tip where there's a bit of oil to show the oil level. When you restick the dipstick and pull it back out, you could get some ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7L V8 Magnum Oil Change Capacity vs Dipstick Reading

So did you change the filter? If you did not then the amount you put in would be over by the volume of the filter. We always used to fill to stated amount less a pint and re-check and top up as needed....
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5 extra qts of oil in Hustler Z super diesel motor with a Warren cat engine

First of all DO NOT under any circumstances start or run the engine with that amount of excess oil in the crankcase. You can cause severe damage almost immediately. Oil can be forced past the piston ...
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Dipstick Covered with Oil

Yes, it is a nuisance with this engine. I have a 2011 / 3.5 L, and it seems to hold oil along the dipstick passage. I just checked my oil which required starting it and moving to a level spot ( it ...
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Oil Level In Dipstick After 600 Km journey. Normal oil level change or not?

If you checked the oil when the engine was hot and followed the practice of dipping, wiping, then dipping again after the engine was off for a few minutes then you have an accurate reading and it ...
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Oil dipstick: Is the distance between the 2 markers an international standard?

Not sure it is an international standard, but for my car the volume to be added to go from the low mark to the high mark is 1 litre. 1 litre is 1.76 imp. pints (or 2.113 pints over the pond...) ...
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