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Oil dipstick help

It may be a n00b question but everytime I check my oil with the dipstick I can never tell if it needs oil. It's always covered in it. Even when I get a fresh new oil change. The only time I can tell its low is when I pull the stick out it starts smoking. It's driving me insane!
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Re: Oil dipstick help

1) make sure your car is on flat ground
2) take the stick out
3) clean it
4) put it back in
5) take the stick out
6) check where the oil level is

if its near the lower hole/mark - add more oil
if its near the upper hole/mark - youre ok

7) put the stick back in
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Re: Oil dipstick help

Stupid question; do you check it right after you pull it out the first time? ()
Or do you pull it out, clean it, put it back in, and pull it out again?
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But you need that scoop on the hood. Is it true that they're big enough to fit your lunch box and all your camera gear in it?
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Re: Oil dipstick help

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Re: Oil dipstick help

.......really?
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Re: Oil dipstick help

I'm not retarded. I heat up the engine. Pull it out clean it and put it back in. Every time I pull it out oil still manages to get up an inch or two above the full line
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Re: Oil dipstick help

Your engine is supposed to be cold brother. That's your problem.
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Re: Oil dipstick help

::rolls eyes:: lol I guess that's my problem then. Was always told to warm it up. Thanks
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Re: Oil dipstick help

you can warm it up first you just gotta wait 10-20 min for the oil to settle
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Re: Oil dipstick help

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you can warm it up first you just gotta wait 10-20 min for the oil to settle
This. Its supposed to be a WARM engine/oil, but turned off for about 10 minutes to let the oil settle. Checking the oil with the engine running has all the oil splashing and sloshing around the oil pan, throwing oil up the dipstick, hindering the results.
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Re: Oil dipstick help

This is very true indeed. You better check your oil every couple of weeks or else....

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