Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: I would rather not say
I take it that you had had the car running, stopped and turned it off, then pulled the dipstick out, saw the streaks, wiped, put dipstick in again and then there was a disparity between this reading and the first?
The oil will inevitably wotrk its way up, just splashes around I guess - that is why you never check the oil when the car is running...as you already said...It will give a false reading because it will splash up.
Last edited by sparepart; 10-09-11 at 22:19.