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Old 01-30-2003, 12:34 PM
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How do you “really” read the oil dipstick?

Okay guys, you probably think I've got nothing better to ask, but the truth of the matter that this question comes up to mind every time I check my oil dipstick.
Assuming you are doing this the proper way i.e on a flat surface with engine properly warmed up etc.. Where is exactly the oil line on the dipstick should be? The owner manual, and many other publications, say the oil should be between min and max, but really what would be best reading? right on Max, right on Min or in the middle? Sometimes the difference between the min and max can be more than a quart if I am not mistaken. Thanks.
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