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Do you check the oil level when the engine is cold or hot

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If you check it cold with the engine not running you get an accurate reading of the amount of oil in the sump; otherwise oil will be lubricating the engine and the dipstick reading will be inaccurate

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I agree. The most accurate reading is when the car has been sitting
level for at least an hour'

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Check it hot.

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