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Old 01-19-2013, 08:16 AM
FlyingLow78 FlyingLow78 is offline
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The first photo posted indicates he's 1/2 quart low. The second indicates also half a quart low. As long as you don't get a warning telling you to add oil, there's no problem. Your car is currently within the acceptable operating range. Since it's still a very fresh motor, though, it's probably going to use some more oil between changes (as mine did). I had to add some at about 3000 miles.

Since our cars don't have a manual dipstick, it can be a real pain to get the oil level spot-on. Don't be too upset with the service department, especially if they don't give you any grief about topping it off.

Other than that, did it feel like your car "came alive" after the service? Mine did...she wanted to RUN.

Last edited by FlyingLow78; 01-20-2013 at 01:02 PM. Reason: Correction on the readings...
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