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    I am having a battle with the dealer on the proper way to check oil on an 08 F-15X!!! Hook up hose on the level and run until warmed up, turn off and check resivor with in 1 min? If this is the way then I have oil level up to 3/4 inch below threads for dipstick. This is almost 3 inches over full!?!?!?! So now WTF???


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    use the "nitro method" for checking your oil.

    After setting overnight, level ski at the motor, insert the dip stick at the rear fill point below the turbo and read it there.

    Did you do that?

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    the 15 motor dosnt have a rear check point . On the side of the valve cover there is a check point . When checking the oil on the 15 motor needs to be warmed up fully for the oil theremasat to open , you might need to turn down the water flow on your garden hose to get motor warmer quicker . This was just shown to me at honda last week .

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    "oil thermostat" Seriously?

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    I did not see a check point for oil under the turbo but, the dealer has it to repair for pulling to the right. I will have it back next week and find it. It does have one in the valve cover that goes to the oil pan with no marks and then has the one on top of the dry sump. It does warm up quick even with the hose wide open. Water is hot on the exit port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcg9381 View Post
    "oil thermostat" Seriously?
    Yep they use the oil to help with cold starts , then it opens up to the oil cooler .

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    The F-R12x and the F15x are different.


    Same with both the temp switch (oil temp) controls boost on warm up.



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    I am having the same problem checking the oil on my F15X using the traditional method shown in the manual. The oil reads way too high.

    I really liked the "Nitro method" with my old F12, letting it sit over night and checking with the dip stick in the back.

    Has anyone discovered a method to check the oil on the F15X using the "long springy looking" dip stick in the back?

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    I think I am going to suck out all the oil and fill it with the proper amount. I will then let it sit over night after a warm up and then mark the springy stick to have a full mark?? Will this work????

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    marking the stick will be a pain, you will probably need to scratch it. Dont use a sharpie!

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