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Old 12-06-2012, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by kentactic View Post
Maybe ill go compare it to an OEM one. if its the same depth i should be fine using OEM right?
Doesn't make any difference. Never, ever, ever, ever trust ANY dipstick markings. Always check them yourself and if they are on the money, it is by the Grace of God and you should wash up and go buy a lottery ticket.

When you're ready to fire the motor, pour 7 quarts into it. Fire the motor and run it in for whatever period of time you will use. Shut the motor down, pull the dipstick, wipe it clean, plunge it back in and pull it out. Where the oil level is on the dipstick is where you will want to make a mark across the stick with the edge of a file. Clean the stick. Drain two quarts of oil out of the pan and make another mark on the stick. Clean the stick. Now, you have a full and a 2-qts low mark on your stick and life is good. Put the two quarts back in the motor. Sit down, open a cool one and admire your work.

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