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Old 22nd April 2009, 15:10   #16
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, if you start the engine and then check the dipstick the oil would have splattered all over the length of the dipstick, so you wont be able to tell correctly up to what level on the dip stick oil is there.
There is a method to it, LOL.
You wipe the dipstick clean and very rapidly insert fully and withdraw it.
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However if you are paranoid, you could use the dip stick to confirm whether the oil level is between the upper and lower limits marked on it.
What if the level is above the upper limit ?
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There is a method to it, LOL.
You wipe the dipstick clean and very rapidly insert fully and withdraw it.
wow! i hope you have patented this novel method.
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if you start the engine and then check the dipstick the oil would have splattered all over the length of the dipstick, so you wont be able to tell correctly up to what level on the dip stick oil is there.
Exactly !!

I am sure the manufacturers did not mark the dipstick for checking with the engine running.
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What do additives do when added to the engine oil? I am thinking of shifting to Castrol GTX Magnatec and I believe ti is 10W-40. I plan to flush the existing oil the normal 15W-40 and add fresh Castrol Magnatec. How will that affect in terms of engine noise/performance/cold starts?
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