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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:51 pm    Post subject:  Oil level position at idle Reply with quote

Was warming my car up after work this morning and was wondering where the oil level should be in our cars? Just did an oil change 2 weeks ago and used 5 quarts of royal purple. This is where mines was....


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That's an oil pressure gauge... not an oil level gauge.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:00 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IffyG wrote:
That's an oil pressure gauge... not an oil level gauge.


Thats what i meant to say Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:03 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Just letting you know. Either way, I don't pay much attention to it other than knowing that it goes up when I get on the gas and drops back when idling. Since it's not displaying any units, its more or less a vestigial gauge to me.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ok thanks iffy

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

GOTIT4CHEAP16 wrote:
IffyG wrote:
That's an oil pressure gauge... not an oil level gauge.


Thats what i meant to say Laughing


Lawlz! It would be very accurate when your oil goes to zero Laughing Other than that, it really doesnt say anything. A lot of cars have "sensors" and gauges that are little more than on/off switches with the gauge showing either a "good" reading or nothing.

A mechanical gauge would be best if you want an actual accurate reading.

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