Engine oil level

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    Just curious, when you check you engine oil, what is your dip stick reading? I let the car sit for 10-15 minutes before I checked and its about 1/2 way up the dip stick.
     
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    That should be long enough to sit to get accurate level check. Try running engine for that same smoky of time and check the level again

    You just reminded me to change my oil for your post. Ty
     
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    I try to be consistent and check 5 minutes after hot shutdown. What's interesting is the different reading I get when comparing both sides of the dipstick. On the side with the hash marks, it reads full. However, on the smooth side, it reads half full. I think I saw another post where someone indicated the same findings. I always insert the dipstick the same way...with "engine oil" on the handle reading outwards if that makes any sense.
     
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    For me, I check oil dead cold after sitting in the garage over night (My garage is level, my driveway is not) and my thought is I give it time for all the oil to drain to the pan. I keep the oil in the operating range and NEVER over the full mark when cold.
     
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    the owners manual tells you how to check the oil level (off the top of my head it's something like let it run for 5 minutes then pull the dipstick but check the manual to be sure). And anywhere on the xxxxx hashed area is good
     
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    if its on the hashed areas, your good. It should never be above or below it no matter the situation.
     
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    Actually if you check it cold it will be above the xxxx area. Manual states check warm. So on cold oil will appear high. If cold and only half way up, probably missing a quart......
     
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    OK, well I shut mine off for about 10 minutes after driving, check and it 1/2 way in the hatched area. I shouldn't need to add any oil then correct? I'm going on a road trip next week and I want to make sure I'm not driving over 2000 kms with low oil.
     
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    I've been checking oil for 50 years but I think I will just follow the instructions in the owner's manual -
    "The best time to
    check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
    fully warmed engine is shut off.
    Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
    improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
    the oil level in the “SAFE” range. Adding 1.0 quart (.95
    liters) of oil when the reading is at the bottom of the
    “SAFE” range will result in an oil level at the top of the
    “SAFE” range on these engines."

    Five minutes is just about enough time clean the bugs off the front fascia after a drive to/from work.
     

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