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Old 11 Apr 2011, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Strange oil reading!!

Hi Guys

Am wondering if anyone coould share some light to my bizzard oil reading on the car. The car is a 2003 bugeye wrx. These couple of morning, when i check the car oil the dipstick either show low or below low. But After a short, and leave it to cool its above F on the notch looking at the dipstick. For instinct today, i check before i left for work at 7 and it showing L. got to work (18miles) and leaving it for 4 hours i went to check its on the notch of the dipstick!

I even got all my workmates to check and all read full, but no doubt in the morning it will show L

Any ideas people? oh and the oil light doesnt come on at all!
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Old 11 Apr 2011, 02:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Strange oil reading!!

The flat four is known to retain oil in the dipstick tube and give false readings. The best way to check the oil is to get it up to temperature, park on a flat even surface and then wait 10-15mins for the oil to settle. Then check level. If your checking the oil when its cold remove the dipstick and wait 5 mins before you check the level again, this gives time for the oil that has worked up the dipstick tube to drop back down.
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