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For those that use oil... #4549529
10/20/17 07:04 PM
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Western Ma.
rollinpete Offline OP
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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 5spddrive187k miles
03 Saturn Ion 2.2 L4 5spddrive238K miles
PPHM 5w30 and Fram Ultra x 2

Currently under the influence of oil shocked2

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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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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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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Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549543
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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.


2008 BMW M3 Sedan 6MT
Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549546
10/20/17 07:11 PM
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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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Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549551
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Wet side WA
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Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549554
10/20/17 07:19 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
I don't drive vehicles that have that issue. My CDO (OCD) wouldn't allow it. wink


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
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.


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Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549575
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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
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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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Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549580
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On the oil burning van "L" all other vehicles 4.


2016 Miata 2.0l (15k)
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2013 Focus(64K)
2010 Linc MKX 3.5l(96k)
2007 Dodge Caravan 3.8l(186k)
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Re: For those that use oil... [Re: rollinpete] #4549582
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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.


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Re: For those that use oil... [Re: pbm] #4549589
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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...


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