Luckily the GM service manual is the best manual that Yanmar produced, if you email me your address a will send you a copy on CD. I know this may seem like a really dumb question, but I was checking the oil on my 2008 prius today and noticed I get different readings on the front and reverse side of the dipstick. The opposite of having too much oil in your engine can also cause issues and doing a dipstick check will also show that. The difference of what I see on the dipstick immediately after shutdown, 5 minutes and 10 minutes after shutdown is indistinguishable. This is the first time I noticed so much oil that it obscured the reading. This should have the word ‘oil’ marked on it, or an outline of an oil can. Dipstick oil level Sign in to follow this . You are destroying your transmission, since foam does not lubricate or pump well. Let the oil drain out of the car overnight with the back end up a few inches to get as much oil … If your oil level is below the bottom line, or if there isn’t any oil on the dipstick at all, you should immediately top up your engine oil. You either over filled it or put in a product without enough anti-foam properties. Any thoughts? It may be that the way the dipstick moves through the tube causes the oil to get smeared on one side causing it to read low (since you're pulling the dipstick up as you take it out to read). Nov 17, 2020 at 6:37 PM #2. 5 - Signs of Coolant Leak Brown bubbles or a dried crusty-brown residue above the oil level line on the dipstick could be an indication that coolant (water and antifreeze) has leaked into your engine. If it's the basin of your oil case then no do not drive the vehicle. If the line of oil on the dipstick is between the tip and that mark, you need to add oil to the car. Followers 0. If the oil drop spreads out over the water’s surface (instead of beading up like a new oil) it may be time for an oil change. If the level is below halfway between the marks, then we would recommend adding some oil. Step 4: Fill up your oil using the funnel. Top it up. The factory (or dealer) put enough oil in to register halfway up the dipstick, but they must have put 9 or 10 quarts in order to do this. That means your about a half quart low, which is OK. ,min. That obviously had unintended consequences as after I righted the blower and started it, a tube, coming from a piston head chamber, started spewing oil, I'm assuming because it was overfilled. If it's close to or even below the minimum mark, then you definitely need to add some oil. It will have to be properly cleaned as soon as possible. JohnyPython FRF Addict. So its time for a topup. The engine takes about 7ltrs of oil in total. If the top of the oil streak is between the min and max marks, the level is fine. how many of you have burnt/baked oil on the dipstick of your 2nd generation siennas? Also, oil should be changed with bike warmed, and precisely 750ml of oil should be added. Scotty i have a 2013 Scion xD with the 1.8 engine. the dipstick just represents the upper section and even the low point would still leave about 6ltrs of oil in the sump. I’ll assume you are talking about an automatic transmission. Lesson No. Jan 8, 2011 at 6:14 PM #2. Kind of got me concerned. Checked the dipstick afterwards and the oil is only halfway up the hashmarks. I change the oil every 5000 miles. One side I have a halfway mark between the 2 marks, flip it over to the backside and I see my oil level is full. Next day I check boost hoses, replaced a suspect clamp and check the oil as a matter of course and its literally halfway up length of dipstick!! If your oil level is below the bottom line, or if there isn’t any oil on the dipstick at all, you should immediately top up your engine oil. I found the dipstick read slightly below half. If the dipstick shows that you have less oil than the minimum mark, then it means you need to add more oil. EcosseGolfR 509 … Posts: 16,206 With the dipstick RESTING ON THREADS, NOT SCREWED IN,should be slightly above the halfway on the hash marks. This morning I changed the oil and the I let the car idle for about 5 minutes and then drove it around the block for about 5 minutes. Just curious if this is normal. or is my dipstick out to lunch? or 8oz. SunlitComet OBS Jedi-Do Good. I looked into the oil … The CCV system pulls a slight vacuum on the crankcase. I have the FSM and read and made up the dipstick for checking the oil, I know where the two spots are to check from on the compressor but the dimensions they give for 6oz. In this case, you would need to clean out the vent carefully. Depends, Where’s the break in the tube? Change regular oil every 3,000 miles and synthetic oil every 5,000 miles if you want the motor to last! I went to check the oil on my Tahoe and the oil was almost halfway up the dipstick. I'm friggin confused as hell! I tend to check her car's dipstick immediately after oil changes and then halfway through the interval because she racks up miles so fast commuting. Be aware that many newer cars such as Audis no longer have a dipstick under the hood. This helps ensure proper venting for accurate indication. Bottom of the dipstick is the lower level, the mark on the dipstick is the maximum level. If you don't occasionally see this elevated level, something is wrong. At the proper oil level, the oil should be halfway up crosshatch pattern on the dipstick. I have a dual catch can and was checking to see if there was any oil and decided to check the engine oil. I have a 1967 Chrysler Newport Custom that I want to check the oil level in the A/C compressor before I try to see if the A/C works. If your dipstick o-rings are good, this will result in the oil being pulled up the dipstick tube when the engine is shut off. I looked at a used one today and it had a layer of varnish on it from the bottom to about halfway up the dipstick.. CoronaRaptor likes this. If the oil level is at the halfway point between the upper and lower dipstick lines it's a half quart low. If you had truly lost half your oil, it wouldn’t even show on the dipstick and no way would you continue driving until you filled it back up. Does anyone know what this could be or could possibly be happening? Total volume of oil so far is approx. Replace the two small o-rings on the dipstick and inspect the CCV system. A small funnel helps with filling and keeps the engine free from drips and spills, the whole 1ltr was added and left for a few minutes to settle into the sump. This isn't a permanent fix. I have a 2020 with 5,800 miles, at 1,000 miles, I changed the oil using Amsoil 5w-30 100 synthetic signature series. Most people use a long piece of sturdy wire to remove the build-up. I’m finding the plastics dipstick on the GRiSO frustrating to read but think it’s reading about halfway between the marks. Making a right mess of the engine bay and underneath the vehicle. Posts: 1,629 Likes Received: 2,264 Joined: Oct 28, 2018 Location: Canada. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. I did do that with a paper towel and it was halfway up the hash marks but very very faint to the human eye on the dipstick. This should have the word ‘oil’ marked on it, or an outline of an oil can. I went to the supermarket and bought 2 litres of 5w30 (VW reccomended) oil and started filling it up. I changed the oil 300 miles/2 months ago (castrol gtx magnetec fully synthetic), and checked it last week and it was fine. I did a quick Google search and read that the oil level should be at the halfway mark between the two dots on the dipstick. I used about 14-15L of oil (about 3/4 of my 5 gallon pail). I waited about 30 minutes for the oil to settle and read the dipstick, but the the oil level did not register on the dipstick. It would not wipe off with paper towel. Step 4: Fill up your oil using the funnel To fill up your oil, you first need to locate the oil filler cap in your engine bay. The weird thing is the old oil was halfway up the dipstick hash marks and I got about 10L out. Is it possible my engine needs this much oil? The most likely cause is the vent hose might be clogged. The oil level is good but when running i pulled my dip stick out and oil was more than halfway up the dip stick. 2) I just changed my oil myself at 503 miles on the car. What the hell? Then run bike until fully warmed, then shut bike off, put back on stand, and perform check as previously described. I ended up using the left side of mine to drain it, as usual, and filled the oil until the dipstick, on the right side read halfway full, while on it's side. Going to drop some oil and top it back up. and max., I don't understand where to measure from. I checked the dipstick as soon as I got home, and it was pretty bone dry. Answer (1 of 3): There are a few possible causes of transmission fluid coming out of a dipstick hole. Driving home last night, a serious oil warning light came on about half a mile from my home (Oil symbol appeared on dashboard, then "STOP" in big letters, then disappeared). I checked the level about 4 times over and over but the level was still coming up the same. 2019 Ford F-250 Lariat CCSB FX4 2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.0L Power Stroke 4x4 | AutoStopStart Disabled, BuiltRight Seat Release, ForScan Mods: Disable Double Honk, 2x Panic, DPF Full % By FamousAfroJay, November 9, 2018 in VW Golf R MK7 Chat. Pull the dipstick, wipe the oil from it, and re-insert it in the crankcase. I assume you mean the oil level is halfway between the low and full marks on the dipstick. In general, the "minimum" marker should be close to the very dip of the dipstick. Step 4 – Top up your engine oil. On the Stelvio dipstick that correlates to about halfway between the low shoulder and upper shoulder on the stick. Anybody care to comment? To fill up your oil, you first need to locate the oil filler cap in your engine bay. 3.4litres. I also use their oil filter. if the oil looks black you are not changing it often enough. Before she adds any oil, make sure to let the car sit for at least 15-20 minutes to let the oil drain down from the top of the engine so she gets a correct reading on the dipstick, then if it still shows halfway on the stick she can add a half qt but no more. Can anyone tell me what I should be shooting for? In a properly filled car that's cool, the line should be just about halfway between the two points. Quote; Share this post. 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. To the top mark. Debris can get in, Oil can drain out fast! - half a litre of engine oil on the road outside if it was full, or, if it was only halfway up dipstick; - an unknown quantity of DSG gearbox oil Sod's Law dictates that van is 8-weeks past it's 3-years registration, though still inside 3-years since I actually collected it. Link to post Share on other sites. Dipstick oil level. I thought it would be all the way up the hashmarks after putting new oil in. Not - Answered by a verified Dodge Mechanic. Then pull the stick again and check the oil level. Do not confuse this with the hole halfway up the dipstick as this prevents oil syphoning out of breather. Oil using Amsoil 5w-30 100 synthetic signature series have less oil than the mark. 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