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Old 10-11-2012, 06:47 PM
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alright guys thanks for all the help. ill probably get some "newb" greif for this, but turns out my driveway is on a very slight incline, and when i back into it the engine points up, somehow causing more oil to go into the dipstick than is actually in the engine. went to a lever spot on the street, and its between the two notches, right in the middle where it should be.

Originally Posted by Fast Bob View Post
OP, there`s no guarantee that all dipstick tubes are indexed into the block 100% thing to do is, next time you change your oil, put the required 7 quarts in, let it settle in for 15 or 20 minutes, THEN check your level. Since you *know* for a fact that the proper amount of oil is in the crankcase, wherever the oil level shows on the dipstick is your correct FULL mark. Make a diagram to keep in your glovebox, take a picture of the dipstick, cut a new reference mark on the stick with a small file, whatever.
good idea, thanks
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