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Drunk Wierd oil reading's

In the 6 month's that i've owned my Alfa i have never been able to get an accurate oil reading from the dip stick.

I'll try to explain it as clearly as possilbe. The engine is always cold when i check it.

I'll pull out the dip stick the side facing upwards always indicates it is nearly/is empty whist if i reverse the stick the oils is nearly an inch over the full marker.

I've tried inserting the stick in and quickly pulling it out (still talking about the here ) and tried leaving it sitting for 10 secs or so. Now unless paul daniels used to own the car i stumped

Any help, as always, would be great

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Re: Wierd oil reading's

Its pretty normal to get different readings on the stick.

Some people recommend twisting it as it is removed.

I always pull the stick out straight go with the lower reading. Also check when cold and on a level surface, as it makes the oil cling to the sitck better.
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Re: Wierd oil reading's

User manual says the correct reading is on the side facing the engine. The side facing the radiator will have higher/not relevant reading.
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