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#4565006 - 11/05/17 03:15 PM Weird Dipstick Reading on 5.3 Vortec
Speak2Mountain Offline

Registered: 04/07/17
Posts: 299
Loc: 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?

#4565032 - 11/05/17 03:39 PM Re: Weird Dipstick Reading on 5.3 Vortec [Re: Speak2Mountain]
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Registered: 10/30/15
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Loc: MN
I think the common practice is to read the LOWER level side of the dipstick. Most dipsticks are calibrated for a warm engine.
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#4565035 - 11/05/17 03:40 PM Re: Weird Dipstick Reading on 5.3 Vortec [Re: Speak2Mountain]
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My gosh-it has oil in it. Don't worry about it.

#4565042 - 11/05/17 03:54 PM Re: Weird Dipstick Reading on 5.3 Vortec [Re: Speak2Mountain]
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I'd wait a good 15 mins then check it...go from there...
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