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Post by Tysonwills » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:19 am

I was reading a few comments about checking the oil level.
I have a 2004 2.2 with the dipstick, do i check the oil when cold or hot and what level should it be on the dipstick the stick has 2 blocks with a notch out of the middle

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Post by jamie_z4 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:44 am

when cold and it should be just below the highest block - the level between the lowest n highest is only a litre anyway.
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Post by Tysonwills » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:47 am

a lot of advice says get the car to tempature first then let cool for 5 mins before checking!

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Post by Buckz » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:54 am

Tysonwills wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:47 am
a lot of advice says get the car to tempature first then let cool for 5 mins before checking!
the usual is warm up the engine properly, stop on a flat/level surface.. leave the car for 10mins(for oil to drop down to the pan) and then measure..
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Post by Boris » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:47 pm

But if it hasn't been used for a while just check it on a flat surface, the flat surface is important as its amazing how a slight slope can affect the level.

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Post by Tysonwills » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:39 pm

when at cool should it be at level 2 as in the photo
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Post by ph001 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:10 pm

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