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Weird Dipstick Reading on 5.3 Vortec #4565006
11/05/17 04:15 PM
11/05/17 04:15 PM
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Mississippi
Speak2Mountain Offline OP
Speak2Mountain  Offline OP
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Mississippi
Checked son's Avalanches oil, few hours ago and one side of dipstick w showed 2 holes low. While other side showed, SLIGHTLY above normal. I checked 4x, all the same.Now the engine was just shut down, but would hot oil cause this?

Re: Weird Dipstick Reading on 5.3 Vortec [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4565032
11/05/17 04:39 PM
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I think the common practice is to read the LOWER level side of the dipstick. Most dipsticks are calibrated for a warm engine.


2012 Toyota Camry 2.5 30,000 mi
2015 Chevy Silverado LT Z71 5.3 V8 30,000 mi
2010 Toyota Sienna 3.5 V6 150,000 mi
Re: Weird Dipstick Reading on 5.3 Vortec [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4565035
11/05/17 04:40 PM
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My gosh-it has oil in it. Don't worry about it.

Re: Weird Dipstick Reading on 5.3 Vortec [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4565042
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I'd wait a good 15 mins then check it...go from there...


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