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Old 27th December 2009, 15:34   #1
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now i know that civic has 3.5 liter capacity for the oil. i do not have the owners manual and i want to load up petronas on it this month. i am kind of puzzled as to what is the level it should be filled. to the ball lever or as shown in the pic near the dots. most of the people are saying that the second pic where the dots are wet the oil level is proper. then what is the ball there for again ? civic owners need help asap. can anyone in bombay give me their manual for xerox please ?
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Old 27th December 2009, 15:48   #2
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Oil should be within the dotted area. The ball reduces vibrations of the dipsick - ( otherwise it acts as Tuning Fork )
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Old 27th December 2009, 16:09   #3
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Oil should be within the dotted area. The ball reduces vibrations of the dipsick - ( otherwise it acts as Tuning Fork )
thanks for the quick reply mate. so my oil is full or close to full right ? i do not need a top up ? i was worried that it was guzzling. this news is peaceful
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Hi Jesal,

Can't see clearly in the picture. However it does look like within the dotted area. You can recheck once again, at least 5 minutes after engine switch-off. Remove dipstick - clean it - dip it - recheck. Never fill the oil above the dotted area.
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No, your oil level is okay. It should stay within the patterned area. The ball is just there to lock the dipstick in place.
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The plastic dipstick has managed to puzzle many it is already clarified by earlier post s the dotted marked pattern is what should be checked with !! When one changes to fresh oil it becomes very difficult to judge the marking level but i have managed to put exactly 4ltrs with new filter in it !!!
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