do u guys have a hard time reading the oil dipstick on your cars?? its hard for me to check the oil level because its so hard to see what level is at. anyone come up with an idea so its easier to read?
Hey Lamer, what kind of dipstick did you put on your car? I was considering that as an option, since my engine is out right now. If nothing works, I'll just drill holes like everyone has mentioned, I'm sure that'll work fine, but I'm still curious about aftermarket options...
the problem is i can't read the new oil in the 89 turbo. when the oil is new i can't read. the area where its LOW to HIGH is such a dark area i can't make out where the oil level is. i'm scared i might be burning oil because i don't want to be throwing a rod because i was running on low oil. well i'll guess i'll try sanding the that part down and make it smooth. there would be no problems with sanding it down ??? if there is anyone let me know. and btw we are suppose to check oil level when engine is cold or warm? i've heard differnt opinions and sometimes when i check the oil i take the stick out and read it and theres oil, but when i put it back in again and pull back out theres nothing..? thanks
I'd pull the dipstick out, and if it was still too clean to read, or I wanted a confirmation of the oil level, I would do the following. Take a paper towel and align it with the dipstick. Apply horizontal pressure onto the paper towel until the dipstick leaves an impression into the paper. From there I would compare the heighth of the dipstick to the oil mark on the paper. The oil will expand slightly, but it gives you a rough estimate of how much oil you have down there. Hope that helps.