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For those that use oil... #4549529
10/20/17 07:04 PM
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West Ma.
rollinpete Offline OP
rollinpete  Offline OP
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West Ma.
Survey...How far do you let it go on the stick before you add oil crzy Being a bitoger I'm at like a 3 or 4 never below that, how about you?




Pete.
97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive184k miles
Last Change;
Penn. Plat. HM. 5w30
Fram xg8a, Fram CA8141

I like my oil (slippery).

Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549532
10/20/17 07:07 PM
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Douglas County, Colorado
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Maybe on the high side of 4, but that's pushing it.

Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549540
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Kalifornia Kollective
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1 or L - that's what the OEM min is. I'll run it down to a full container on most motors.

If I know it'll be 100*F today and I'll be beating on the engine for hours working, I'll top up at 2 or 3 laugh


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549541
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MN
Somewhere between 2 and 3. Granted, on my car that's the 5k mark. So I never add, I just change.


2013 Chevrolet Volt - Saves enough in fuel to pay for itself!

2003 Cadillac Seville STS - The winter "beater", it uses the Volt's fuel
Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549543
10/20/17 07:10 PM
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PA
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My dipstick measures 2 qts from low to full, with intermediate markings. I top off when it's at the halfway mark. I also keep my 1L top-off bottles 3/4 full to make them easier to pour. This way, I know there's minimal risk of overfilling.


2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
Mobil Super 5w-20
Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549546
10/20/17 07:11 PM
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
Several threads on this exact topic over the past 1-2 yrs. Personally, I add around 3-4 as you do. At least that proves you're looking at it.


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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549551
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Wet side WA
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4


2004 Corolla 124642
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549554
10/20/17 07:19 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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I don't drive vehicles that have that issue. My CDO (OCD) wouldn't allow it. wink


'18 Highlander - AMSOIL SS 0w20 / ATF / Severe Gear
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549574
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Lakeside, CA
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I add at 4. I might have to do that twice over a 5k OCI.


99 Jeep WJ 4.7 190,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.
Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549575
10/20/17 07:34 PM
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Colorado
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Originally Posted By: rollinpete
Survey...How far do you let it go on the stick before you add oil crzy Being a bitoger I'm at like a 3 or 4 never below that, how about you?





2.5


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549577
10/20/17 07:35 PM
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S California
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It would be unusual to ever be allowed to get down to "4".

Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549579
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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02 Wrangler durablend 10w40
87 F250 traveler 15w40
04 Tahoe super-s 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549580
10/20/17 07:38 PM
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Michigan
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Michigan
On the oil burning van "L" all other vehicles 4.


2016 Miata 2.0l (12k)
2013 Fusion 2.5l(78k)
2013 Focus(56K)
2010 Linc MKX 3.5l(88k)
2007 Dodge Caravan 3.8l(179k)
2003 Merc. Mountaineer 4.6l(114k)
Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549582
10/20/17 07:38 PM
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New York
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3 1/2.....unless I was changing the oil within a week or so.....I feel that the closer the oil is to full the better off the engine will be.


'Journalism is Dead'
Re: For those that use oil... [Re: pbm] #4549589
10/20/17 07:48 PM
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Slovenia EU
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Originally Posted By: pbm
I feel that the closer the oil is to full the better off the engine will be.


Look at this that way...the closer to the full mark....the more oil is there to cope with heat (cooling of the engine)...that is especially important in TURBO engines...

If you are beating your engine with the oil on L mark...you will burn existing amount in the sump pretty soon...to the extent that oil mix wont be adequate (lubricity) even if you will top it of after that...


2011 Hyundai i30 1.4 CVVT Shell Helix Ultra 5w40
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
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