When I checkI the oil in the morning, it shows dry. When I run and shut off, even for a couple hrs, it shows overflow. Don,t know what to believe .
Is your oil foamy when it shows overfill? Also, why would you drive it if it is “dry”?
I would start off by draining the oil and giving it a careful evaluation, including a careful measurement of its volume. Then I would fill with exactly-measured new oil, and watch daily to see if the problem recurs.
When checking after running, are you
- just pulling the dipstick out and looking at it
- are you pulling the dipstick out, wiping it off then putting it back in, then pulling it out and then checking the level on the dipstick.
Stupid me. I didn,t change the filter, so it held and extra quart. If I change oil every 4,000:km, I change filter every second time.
Thx for help.
That still does not explain the lack of oil showing on the dipstick . Are you not checking the oil level when you change oils or just pouring the same amount in ?
I also made the mistake of pouring an extra pint or two to remove any other dirt, so I,m not sure about the amount put in. I will redo the change with new filter, and put the right amount 4.3 litres in. That is correct amount.
That is not how you refill the oil. You add some , let it set a few minutes and add more until it shows full on the dipstick mark. Then run the engine a few minutes , let it set and check again.