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Checking Engine oil with engine running?

Defratos Nov 15, 2007

  1. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Hey guys, this might sound like a stupid question but I'm not sure so I'm going to ask anyway =P. Right so I came to check the engine oil level today and it was bang on the max mark. Then I switched te engine on to see if the level will change, and it did. With the engine running it shows that I've got no oil. Now I'm guessing this is normal right? as the oil is being circulated around the engine right? lol just need some clarification :beerchug:
     
  2. kanievsky

    kanievsky Member

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    you should check oil on a cold engine or about 10 - 15 minutes after switching off, never on a running engine
     
  3. rodenal

    rodenal Active Member

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    Defratos, im almost in disbelief that u've asked this - even for u lol
     
  4. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    lol I know man, but it's been naging me for a few weeks and never got around to searching forthe answer so I thought might as well just ask a simple question lol :sorry:
     
  5. rodenal

    rodenal Active Member

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    Lol, at least you aint afraid to ask, how else do people learn!
     
  6. fesss_84

    fesss_84 Sylar

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    Whie we are discussing this subject, how often should you check the oil level on a 2.0 TDI 2006 A3. when iv asked around iv got diffeent answers.

    as iv just got the car what wold everyones reccommendation be?

    cheers
     
  7. Twizzler

    Twizzler Active Member

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    fesss, Some on here would say about every 5 miles. I think you should check it very regularly to begin with and once you learn its characteristics adjust the interval accordingly. Some cars seem to drink the stuff others don't use any. Mines done 1200 miles and hasn't budged on the stick yet
     

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