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This is a discussion on Motor oil level problem... within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I barely changed oil 3 weeks ago and now my motor oil is reading low on the dipstick. How is ...

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    Motor oil level problem...

    I barely changed oil 3 weeks ago and now my motor oil is reading low on the dipstick. How is this when I put 5 quarts the last time I changed oil? 1 more weird thing is that the dipstick is showing different oil levels on each side. Have guys encountered this kind of problem or is thsi normal?

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    Yeah this is pretty typical annoying behavior for oil levels. It's just a weird system. All depends on when you measure the oil and how the stars are aligned or something. Your car probably isn't burning oil, but to make sure you can do another oil change and measure how much comes out.
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    It's not uncommon for turbo cars in general and our ej20's to consume some oil. Also, I think it's important to let the engine sit for a good fifteen or twenty minutes after it's been running before you check oil level, and make sure the car is on level ground. I find slight variations of the ground level can create inaccurate oil readings.
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