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      02-24-2011, 11:33 AM   #23
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let it settle for a little bit or check tomorrow morning again and see what it reads
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      02-24-2011, 01:43 PM   #24
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I hear less oil is better than more oil...apparently the added oil increases oil pressure which can cause issues...but I'm just riffing here
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      02-24-2011, 01:50 PM   #25
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My question was: If it's one notch low; is that ok?
Why would you ask here? If you get the wrong answer, then what? Try the owners manual.
The owners manual said it was ok; I just wanted piece of mind you smart ass..
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Big delay

I've experienced really long delays getting a good reading. Last time I changed mine, I put 6 1/2 quarts in, so I knew it should be good. After warming it up, it only read half full. I resisted adding more because I knew 6 1/2 should be enough. I checked it everyday and after 3 days of it reading half, I was getting ready to top it up, but didn't. On day 4 I checked it and it reads full and still does 3K miles later.
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^ Thank goodness you didn't add oil, better to be within acceptable limits than overfill.
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Remember that the "full" is really immaterial. What is important is knowing when you are reaching critically low levels and the "e-dipstick" is intended to do that.
Something just occurred to me...does this "e-dipstick" system give any kind of automatic warning if the oil is low...or does one have to remember to check it? My "d" has a regular dipstick so I've never experienced the electronic one.
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Today it read full. It was being quirky.
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Out of curiosity, what are the consequences of overfilling the oil? Obviously never tried it myself so dunno what it would do.
The excess oil end up in your exhaust and results in catalytic converter failure.


Overfilling is bad. A few bars low is fine.

And yes, you'll get a warning if the level drops to the "low oil" mark.
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      02-24-2011, 09:38 PM   #31
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my oil has been changed by the dealer twice under the so-called "free maintenance" program within the 4 year/50,000 miles warranty period.....and 15 times by me(every 5,000 miles)....with 7 quarts of Mobil 1 0W40 or Castrol 0W30 and OEM filter and my oil level indicator has never moved!

It's always 3/4 full!
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Out of curiosity, what are the consequences of overfilling the oil? Obviously never tried it myself so dunno what it would do.
If you overfill the crankcase with oil, it may allow the moving parts (crankshaft) to foam the oil up (when the oil is whipped and mixed with air) and create air bubbles. Air bubbles in the oil may lead to inadequate lubrication of the engine because of the reduced amount of oil getting to friction parts. This all leads to potential damaged engine parts if the overfill is for a long enough period or use.
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