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Old 02-03-2011, 06:47 AM
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When adding oil, how much oil would I need to put in if the dip stick is at half. Thanks
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:17 AM
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Each dimple on the stick is about 0.125qt
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+1 Exactly
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by paimon.soror View Post
Each dimple on the stick is about 0.125qt
I thought each dot means half a quart?
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I dont think its quite that much, I guess I will have to check next time I pour. Best bet is drop 0.125 in there and then check.
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Originally Posted by paimon.soror View Post
I dont think its quite that much, I guess I will have to check next time I pour. Best bet is drop 0.125 in there and then check.
it says on the manual each dot means 0.5 qt.
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I stand corrected then, my mistake.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:12 AM
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I was gonna say...

...but I didn't have to. Each dimple is half a quart. Two dimples is a whole bottle. Stay on-top of your oil a bit more often.
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I figure when the low oil light comes on Its about 1.5L down and at the Last dot on the dip stick, when Its half way 3/4 L puts its right on the full spot.
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Originally Posted by wazup_shorty View Post
I figure when the low oil light comes on Its about 1.5L down and at the Last dot on the dip stick, when Its half way 3/4 L puts its right on the full spot.
I found the light would come on under hard braking when its only 0.5qt low sometimes.
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I drive a lot which causes me to burn much of the oil (I premix as well) and sometimes I use the light as an indication for an change oil which get's me close to 3,500 miles by that time; otherwise, I'd add about 200-350 ml if I'm close to low.
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Originally Posted by Grace_Excel View Post
I drive a lot which causes me to burn much of the oil (I premix as well) and sometimes I use the light as an indication for an change oil which get's me close to 3,500 miles by that time; otherwise, I'd add about 200-350 ml if I'm close to low.
"Cough" series II section

anyways, you wait for the light to come one for your oil change? 3.5k seems a bit late for a change. i do mine every 2.5-3k and top off generously. [have a catch can just in case]
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"Cough" series II section

anyways, you wait for the light to come one for your oil change? 3.5k seems a bit late for a change. i do mine every 2.5-3k and top off generously. [have a catch can just in case]
I was just waiting for that... Anyway, SAMO* We all go through the same routine to check for our oil levels at every fill -ups.
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...I use the light as an indication for an change oil which get's me close to 3,500 miles by that time...
You know why dashbord indicators are also called "idiot lights", right? The same reason why there's a Low Fuel indicator right next to the freaking fuel gauge -- because SOME people (I won't say who) won't do anything to their car until something pops up and says "FIX THIS RIGHT NOW".
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