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Old 09-06-2000, 10:44 AM
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Location: Cary, NC
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There's a nagging issue that I need cleared up from you experts out there. Whenever I check my oil cold, I get ambiguous readings on my dipstick (I know, sounds personal). Let me explain: on one side of the dipstick, there's a clear and unquestionable reading about halfway between the high and low marks. However, on the other side of the stick, the oil pattern is roughly in the shape of a "V", with the lower portion of the "V" about 3/8ths of an inch lower than the good reading on the other side. The upper "arms" of the "V" are the same level as the good reading as well. Is my true oil level that of the good solid reading, or is it that of the lower portion of the "V" on the other side? Just curious...

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