07-07-2014, 03:32 PM #1
300x Dipstick Oil Level Clarification
Ok I check my oil cold and with the dipstick loop pointing to the port side (left side) the cold reading appears to show above the range grid for the cold reading. I check the other side of the dipstick and it shows significantly lower than the other side of the dipstick. I put the dipstick back in, this time with the dipstick ring pointing towards the starboard side (right side) and take it out and the cold reading shows right at the high point of the grid reading and looks to be at the correct level since it is just at the grid high mark. I turn the dipstick over and it shows significantly higher.
So what reading is the accurate reading? Why am I getting different readings on the dipstick cold reading depending on which way the ring faces? It obviously is not the "plunger effect" that has been discussed as i do not have a low reading and never have had and issue with premature low readings.
07-07-2014, 03:56 PM #2
I have mine pointed to the right and check it over a couple of days it eventually settles and reads same both sides
07-07-2014, 04:44 PM #3
07-07-2014, 05:13 PM #4
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07-07-2014, 05:25 PM #5
it wont foul the i/c i keep mine on the high mark, but i pay close attention each oil change by putting the correct amount in.
07-07-2014, 05:32 PM #6
You should put a torpedo level on the valve cover and that bubble should be pretty much dead level between the two lines for an accurate reading...
If you ski is tilted slightly down more (not level)oil will roll forward in the crankcase showing higher oil on the dipstick and if it's tilted back slightly ( not level)will give a lower reading ...
07-07-2014, 06:29 PM #7
07-07-2014, 06:33 PM #8
07-27-2014, 09:45 AM #9
hey guy's, on a 300, do you fill to top of grid with the top rubber removed from the dipstick? or with a stock one?
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