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      02-05-2011, 12:28 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Coolieman1220 View Post
I'm not too worried about the consumption since diesels are allowed to burn oil. I'm in a cold climate these days too which might explain it. i have a red dipstick. didn't know there was a difference. the owners manual says the difference between the the max line and min is a quart. My line is right in the middle so thats why i assume half a quart.
Yep. If you only filled with 8 quarts when you did the oil change then the resulting .2 quarts would explain why the dipstick is not showing full. I just didn't want you to think that it was burning oil when it probably isn't.