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#4549529 - 10/20/17 07:04 PM For those that use oil...
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
Posts: 461
Loc: 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?


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#4549532 - 10/20/17 07:07 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete]
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Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 1271
Loc: Douglas County, Colorado
Maybe on the high side of 4, but that's pushing it.

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#4549540 - 10/20/17 07:09 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete]
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Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5528
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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
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#4549541 - 10/20/17 07:09 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete]
14Accent Offline


Registered: 08/03/17
Posts: 395
Loc: MN
Somewhere between 2 and 3. Granted, on my car that's the 5k mark. So I never add, I just change.
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#4549543 - 10/20/17 07:10 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete]
d00df00d Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 11217
Loc: PA
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.
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#4549546 - 10/20/17 07:11 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
Posts: 3815
Loc: 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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#4549551 - 10/20/17 07:15 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete]
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#4549554 - 10/20/17 07:19 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete]
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I don't drive vehicles that have that issue. My CDO (OCD) wouldn't allow it. wink
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#4549574 - 10/20/17 07:33 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete]
Blkstanger Offline


Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1948
Loc: Lakeside, CA
I add at 4. I might have to do that twice over a 5k OCI.
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#4549575 - 10/20/17 07:34 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
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?





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#4549577 - 10/20/17 07:35 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7479
Loc: S California
It would be unusual to ever be allowed to get down to "4".

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#4549579 - 10/20/17 07:37 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete]
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#4549580 - 10/20/17 07:38 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete]
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Registered: 01/08/13
Posts: 235
Loc: Michigan
On the oil burning van "L" all other vehicles 4.
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#4549582 - 10/20/17 07:38 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7609
Loc: New York
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.
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#4549589 - 10/20/17 07:48 PM Re: For those that use oil... [Re: pbm]
Kamele0N Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 2051
Loc: Slovenia
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...
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