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Old May 8th, 2013, 06:58 PM
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taking oil level after oil change

Thanks to all who contributed to the numerous threads about oil change procedures. really helpful.

I followed what seemed to be the most used process and oil light never stayed on.

Curious though about engine oil levels. When do you get the most accurate reading of the oil level? seemed like I was getting a higher reading (about halfway between the "N" and the top "High" mark after I let the truck run for a few min.

After it sat for 10 or so, the reading was just at the middle notch "N".

Just curious what best practice is here. I dont have an owners manual but recall reading I want the level at the middle notch, right?

Oh, and did the diffs today too! quite a successful night I must say! I know its simple stuff but who know where this Ex MOD has been and its service history. Happy to start a clean slate.
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Fill a **** hair over full it will leak out
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Fill a **** hair over full it will leak out
Uhhhh, what? is full at the middle notch? best to check when hot, cold?
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Fill a **** hair over full it will leak out
Or 2 knats cocka?
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Cold. Any equipment operator or truck driver (people who make a living with diesel motors) will tell you to check the oil and water BEFORE you turn the machine on and do any damage should somthing be amiss.
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1. What does the book say your total engine oil capacity is ? Pour it in.
2. Are you using the correct volume oil filter ? ( bigger or smaller will change vol. in pan )
3. Start 'er up, let the oil light go off, shut it down, let sit for a good long time.
4. What shows on the stick ? This is the full level based on the book fill capacity.
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