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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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Oil evaporates/burns-off (becomes thicker), should top-up be thinner?

Suggest you ask the person who wrote the article. While oil is a liquid and all liquids have an evaporation point, engine oils are designed such that the evaporation point is higher than any temps ...
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Dipstick Readings

You should always go by the lower side as the higher side is usually residue on your dipstick tube that the dipstick was laying in. The reason this happens is when you remove the dipstick to wipe it ...
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Dipstick Readings

So what I would do is to add the right amount of oil after an oil change and see where it reads on your dipstick. It may be that the way the dipstick moves through the tube causes the oil to get ...
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Dipstick Readings

The dipstick isn't a scientifically precise measuring instrument. If you're between the marks, you're good. Given a 5 qt capacity, 4.9 qts vs 5.1 qts will have no consequence for your engine. Remove ...
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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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Dipstick Readings

I usually go by the higher side. As long as they are both in the range, it should be fine.
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