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WHY IS THE DIPSTICK SHOWING LOW OIL LEVEL BUT THE ENGINE HAS 3 LITRES OF OIL STORED?

2007 Vauxhall Astra • 61,000 miles

The dipstick was bone dry when I checked it the other day. Today the mechanic drained 3 litres of oil out of the car. Why was the dipstick dry even though there was 3 litres of oil in the car. I checked the dipstick in the morning before car was driven on a level surface.
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Nimeshpatel1
August 10, 2012.




Could be the wrong dipstick, tube may have moved out or the return holes are clogged and oil is in the upper end

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ASEMaster6371
Aug 10, 2012.
What is the recommended oil quantity for drain and fill?
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KHLow2008
Aug 10, 2012.

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