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Hello Kitty
07-17-2006, 02:59 PM
few buddies have different opinions on this..........................................


check it when it's cold or warm


some say you want a reading when the oil has all drained into the pan.


othere say while it's warm so it tells you where it's at in your motor.

[freak]

Big_Ern
07-17-2006, 03:05 PM
cold or after sitting for a few mins

Squishy
07-17-2006, 03:27 PM
when we did them before you drain the old oil, put in like 4 quarts, start the motor for like 5-7 seconds to get oil through the motor then fill it up

EIEIO
07-17-2006, 03:34 PM
Hes asking how to check it not do a frickin oil change. :)

I always say to check it AFTER you have filled up with gas. Let it sit for a good 5 minutes before checkin it.

Squishy
07-17-2006, 03:36 PM
you want the oil in the motor, not in the pan so right after you shut it off, why do you think oil change places start it and then check the oil level?

kamloopsyota
07-17-2006, 03:40 PM
yeah after shes warm, but then why would they put a cold and warm on the stick???? ive always done it warm

Dreded
07-17-2006, 03:46 PM
you want the oil in the motor, not in the pan so right after you shut it off, why do you think oil change places start it and then check the oil level?

the reason you start it after you do an oil change is to make sure the oil filter is full of oil because that is not including on the dipstick level. otherwise it would show about a litre to much

so I say check it cold(wich makes it easy to see the level) or after all the oil has drained into the pan wich is about a minute after running.

Dreded
07-17-2006, 03:48 PM
yeah after shes warm, but then why would they put a cold and warm on the stick???? ive always done it warm

iv never seen a cold and warm on a engine oil level just on ATF wich should always be hecked while running in neutral after its hot.

C-Dog
07-17-2006, 03:57 PM
Flip the truck on its roof and try to catch all the oil that drips out into a empty 4 litre jug of milk if it fills it you know now that you had 4 litres in the motor [15] [15] [15] [15]





































Or check it when it is colder thats what i think [cheers]

kamloopsyota
07-17-2006, 04:02 PM
really, every vehicle i have had says warm and flip it over and says cold.....maybe i should do a better check on my vehcles haha

85_GMC_4x4
07-17-2006, 04:03 PM
Cold or warm..the difference is less that 1/4liter on the stick so what does it matter anyway?

Oh.. and the oil level is to be checked with the oil having drained out of the block. Again in my experience, wait 30 seconds any your fine unless you want to get it right down to the 1/4 liter.

Hello Kitty
07-17-2006, 04:15 PM
Hes asking how to check it not do a frickin oil change. :)

I always say to check it AFTER you have filled up with gas. Let it sit for a good 5 minutes before checkin it.







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yes i know how to do an oil change.


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factor
07-17-2006, 04:50 PM
so whats the difference? hot or cold why dose it matter. will the oil level be different if its hot or cold ?

Jroc
07-17-2006, 04:52 PM
just drive it till you hear the valves start to rattle then ad 2 liters!

BC_4RUNNER
07-17-2006, 04:53 PM
Power Steering stick says HOT /COLD not oil stick..... at least in my truck[36]

lizard
07-17-2006, 04:56 PM
check it by draining it into a 4ltr container, when thats full you have the right amount. thats the best way to check fords

nykoma
07-17-2006, 05:09 PM
run her till shes drop a valve[cheers]

jeeper
07-17-2006, 05:18 PM
just drive it till you hear the valves start to rattle then ad 2 liters!


Im sure your not the only one using that tried and proven method :)

dexter302
07-17-2006, 10:15 PM
just dont overfil it,,, 1/4 ltr is fone,, but more and you can start to blow seals out,, and get crank splash,,, no good...

digger
07-18-2006, 01:40 PM
when it stops leakin,add more

chevys
07-18-2006, 01:51 PM
I'm glad you guys are doing your own oil changes. I went to Mr. Lube in langley for a lube job (haha), paid 50 bucks, and they 'forgot' to put oil in after they drained it. I drove around for a day and a half before I finally noticed there was no oil.

I called them and they're like, "Well your car has high mileage. That's probably why" Are you kidding me? There is NO oil on the ground so I doubt my car leaks 4 litres of oil in one day. Then they suggested to drive my car down so they could look at it. GREAT IDEA! Drive it even more without oil. Man those guys are so smart. I wish I was as smart as them!

It's tough being a dumb girl with a car that has high mileage and leaks 4 litres of oil a day while I drive it around knowing there is no oil in it. At least I got a free oil change out of the deal

Big_Ern
07-18-2006, 02:07 PM
if it really did have no oil at all it wouldn't still be running

Hello Kitty
07-18-2006, 02:07 PM
I'm glad you guys are doing your own oil changes. I went to Mr. Lube in langley for a lube job (haha), paid 50 bucks, and they 'forgot' to put oil in after they drained it. I drove around for a day and a half before I finally noticed there was no oil.

I called them and they're like, "Well your car has high mileage. That's probably why" Are you kidding me? There is NO oil on the ground so I doubt my car leaks 4 litres of oil in one day. Then they suggested to drive my car down so they could look at it. GREAT IDEA! Drive it even more without oil. Man those guys are so smart. I wish I was as smart as them!

It's tough being a dumb girl with a car that has high mileage and leaks 4 litres of oil a day while I drive it around knowing there is no oil in it. At least I got a free oil change out of the deal


they are supposed to show you the reading on the dipstick when they are done to show you there is oil in there.

cheeky had the same thing happen but i think he also got an assault charge with it.

but they did buy him a crate motor and got it installed for free.

:D

Pudge
07-18-2006, 02:09 PM
So that is why the Honda went so fast?? New motor!! j/k seen the guy who bought from me rippin' it up the other day, got it to pass airscare too.

chevys
07-18-2006, 02:23 PM
they are supposed to show you the reading on the dipstick when they are done to show you there is oil in there.



:D

they're a bunch of dipsticks

Hello Kitty
07-18-2006, 02:26 PM
So that is why the Honda went so fast?? New motor!! j/k seen the guy who bought from me rippin' it up the other day, got it to pass airscare too.

no the wifies cherokee

EIEIO
07-18-2006, 02:38 PM
http://www.danoland.com/nsxgarage/check_oil/oil1sm.jpg


http://surfmaine.com/rebel/manuals/owner-manual/oil-level-check.gif








And another way to check oil























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[cheers]

Hello Kitty
07-18-2006, 03:07 PM
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ya bert ya bum!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NickB
07-18-2006, 04:10 PM
I usually wait for it to stop blowing blue then I know it needs oil

m j
07-18-2006, 04:49 PM
check cold, other wise the dipstick is all splashed and harder to read.
the add mark should be a set amount, ie; quart or litre or gallon

DirtyComanche
07-18-2006, 06:43 PM
So if one of those budget lube places 'forgets' to put oil in my motor and I spin a bearing, they'll buy me a NEW crate engine?


Shit, sounds like I figured out how to rebuild the 4.0 on the cheap.

fordcarnage
07-20-2006, 05:16 PM
warm or cold doesnt matter just let it sit a few so it can fill up the pan thats where it reads it from.