Need help with the dipstick

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  1. rex240683794

    rex240683794 Rookie

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    I am having some burning smell since yesterday (1350 miles). I checked my dipstick (attached pic), does it mean the oil level is low? If so can I still drive 10 miles to the dealership a day later? Thx in advance, please help
     

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    Anywhere in that cross-section is considered safe level. If you're at the bottom of the cross-section, adding 1 quart will fill 'er up.
     
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    Lol I asked the same thing about a month ago.... They don't make the dipstick easy to read.
     
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    Floor it all the way to the dealership
     
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    I am reading a lot of people claim low oil levels. While some oil burn off is normal and will happen with a newer motor but is everyone checking their oil after the car has been sitting for a little bit?

    The Hemi heads tend to hold a lot of oil up there. I can check my oil right after I shut it off and it will look low. Wait a couple minutes and re check it and it will read full.
     
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    Yep you definitely want to wait a few minutes for the oil to settle back down in the pan to get the best reading.
     
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    Your oil level is fine, although it appears to be down almost a quart. You can add oil to bring it back up to full, but I would not add a whole quart or it will most likely be over full. The top of the cross checked area is full and the bottom is one quart low.

    Now for the burning smell. I would get the car to the dealer and have that checked immediately. The oil may be leaking on something hot. Oil will stink when hot, but would not worry about driving the car 10 miles to the dealership.
     
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    I check mine in the morning after car was sitting overnight it was down about 3/4 of a liter.yesterday was a holiday couldn't get any oil had to leave the cat in its cage :( wife is gone to dealer to be a couple liters while I work so I can drive the cat when I get off!!! I love my wife she said I didnt buy it to let it sit in its cage its a wild animal that needs to run free!! (Lol her words) and I agree let her run:)
     
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    Oil gets checked hot after 5 minutes shut off per owners manual
     
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    I've noticed on my car the oil level is same reading (right at top of cross hatch area indicating acceptable level) on the stick if I check it cold (first thing in AM) or hot (5 or 10 minutes after shutdown).
     
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    kphillbilly Does not get better than this Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    I was going to ask the same question but I felt stupid asking thanks for the help.
     
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    Just changed mine. 5k. Noticed oil filter was wet with oil. Small drop formed at bottom of filter about to drip. But no blow back so must have just started several hundred miles ago. My stick showed 1/4 quart low. Checked hot.
     
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    Im still trying to figure out how to factor in all the oil from the catch can...
     

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