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I have a kawazaki kvf 400 1999. the oil level is never the same : one time high, one time low, one time high... at every check and i don't have leaks, what's going on? If i have a little burning by the piston ring because they are sticked, can i soil the piston top with WD-40 by the spark hole over a night, **** it by the spark hole and start it?

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Make sure you are checking your oil with bike level on level ground. Then check it at that location everytime...if you have a centerstand use it...Now the diptick shoul be unscrewed ,wiped clean and when reinserted DON"T screw it back down, check oil level w/ dipstick threads showing...i think your high/low ghost will disappear !....Good Luck to you friend...Tim

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If the level is low then top up till it is at the full line. When the engine oil level is low it may not have enough oil pressure to control and activate the VTEC system thus causing this code.
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Oil pressure and oil level are two different creatures.

your oil gauge determines oil pressure while the oil can (red light on dash) indicates oil levels.

There are usually two different sensors but can gauge the same types of things. E.G. - If your oil is so low that your pressure gauge is affected this can cause engine failure. Thus--a good rule of thumb is to check your oil once a week as the oil pressure gauge and red oil can may not always work as intended.

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I have a 2002 jeep grand cherokee lerado with a 4.0 my oil pressure is normal when i drive but when i stop my pressure goes low


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