THE OIL DIPSTICK IS HARD TO READ

  • Tiny
  • importtuner
  • 2001 Honda Civic
  • 261,500 miles

The second time I take it out to read it there is oil all over the dipstick past the reading markers

Saturday, January 7th, 2012 AT 9:45 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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Hopefully you do this with the engine off, some people haven't. After you stop let it sit for afew minutes before reading it on LEVEL ground.

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Saturday, January 7th, 2012 AT 10:04 PM
  • Tiny
  • importtuner
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Ive done all that before and it still does the same thing

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Saturday, January 7th, 2012 AT 10:23 PM
  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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If this is a dx or lx the proper amount for it is 3.2 qts w/o filter and 3.4 qts w/filter. Also get something similar to sand paper, like that red coars pads and clean dipstick. It may have the wrong dipstick in it as well if this is a used vehicle.

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Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 3:51 PM

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