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97 altima oil reading reads at the bend in the dipstick,is this overfilled?

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Normally you got 2 line on the dipstick the bend is pretty low if i remenber put oil to the last line going up if you ask the guy at the gaz pump be carefull they dont always no go see a mecanic dont be affraid to ask cheers

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