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

2007 Vauxhall Astra

Tiny

nimeshpatel1

August, 10, 2012 AT 1:53 PM

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.

2 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

August, 10, 2012 AT 2:19 PM

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

Roy

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 10, 2012 AT 2:47 PM

What is the recommended oil quantity for drain and fill?

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