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Reading oil level dipstick

When I read the oil dipstick, there is oil on the tip of it and oil up one side of it past the full mark. I don't think it's overfilled ? What could be going on ? Thanks.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Oil fluid check

Check the oil level with the truck off. It should be off for 5 mins before checking oil.

Oil level should be in the hash marks. as long as it is in the hash marks you are good to go.

If it is trans fluid level that you are checking the truck needs to be running in park. The hash marks on that dipstick work the same.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a 2004 Toyata

Check the oil with the engine warm & off. An accidental overfill of 1/2 quart will not hurt the engine. BUT, 2-3 quarts overfull will result in issues, and I would recommend draining that overfill out. But, 1/2 quart is really nothing to worry about.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Just had oil changed, dipstick reads full, but oil light flickers

the light is probably sending an OIL Pressure drop warning ---there is a rarity however
an oil filter may be improperly installed or the OIL Pressure connection on the oil pressure
sending unit --usually next to the filter --is loose or corroded or the oil pressure sending unit may
be going bad ---on a 2001 it is conceivable
otherwise you have an internal oil pressure leak --crank or cam bearings --bad o ringy thingy somewhere or the oil pump --may be experiencing problem too or the pick up screen in the oil pan
is somwhat clogged ---for a clog --try what's called SEAFOAM in the oil ---the stuff actually works
like it says on the can --about 8 bucks --drive for a week --say 500 miles worth and change the oil filter again --just the filter ---either way OIL Pressure is nothing to ignore ---you need to fix that
asap depending on the problem source!!!
I hope this helps
HAWK

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: low oil level light

When going around the corner it could have possibly moved the oil far enough away from the level that it's reading was low going around the corner but then getting on to a level surface evened it out. You shouldn't have checked it immediately when you got home. Wait until the engine cools down then check it,

Good Luck...

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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SOURCE: 1988 Porsche 911 with a

Hi!!
As a matter of fact, the oil should be checked with the engine OFF, cold or warm. I personally think it is more accurate to check the engine oil level in the morning before the vehicle is started. The reading you should get with the engine cold is FULL.
The transmission fluid on the other hand, should be checked with the engine warm and running.
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