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Checking oil ?

PostPosted by Rambler » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:41 am

Sorry I know it's been covered before , just checked my dipstick and.....well it's tricky to get an accurate check :rolleyes:

Can someone remind me how to get an accurate check please ?

Thank you folks :s_thumbsup
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Re: Checking oil ?

PostPosted by anchorman » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:19 am

Rambler wrote:Sorry I know it's been covered before , just checked my dipstick and.....well it's tricky to get an accurate check :rolleyes:

Can someone remind me how to get an accurate check please ?

Thank you folks :s_thumbsup

Not always easy Jamester. Get some wire wool or scotchbrite (pan cleaner will do) and just take the glaze off the end of the dipstick. This is because they are so glossy, the oil can separate but if you take the glaze off, it sticks better. Make sure you wipe any traces of the wool off before putting it back. After standing for a while - overnight is best, take it out, wipe it clean then dip it in and straight out.
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Re: Checking oil ?

PostPosted by Rambler » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:04 pm

anchorman wrote:
Rambler wrote:Sorry I know it's been covered before , just checked my dipstick and.....well it's tricky to get an accurate check :rolleyes:

Can someone remind me how to get an accurate check please ?

Thank you folks :s_thumbsup

Not always easy Jamester. Get some wire wool or scotchbrite (pan cleaner will do) and just take the glaze off the end of the dipstick. This is because they are so glossy, the oil can separate but if you take the glaze off, it sticks better. Make sure you wipe any traces of the wool off before putting it back. After standing for a while - overnight is best, take it out, wipe it clean then dip it in and straight out.


Absolutely marvellous, thanks Don :s_thumbsup
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