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Oil confusion. . .

lionyo Jun 13, 2010

  1. lionyo

    lionyo Member

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    Hi,

    I checked my car oil when engine was warm and the reading was perfect... so next day I checked again when the engine was cold and surprisingly the reading was low?? Why is this? Am I checking the oil the wrong way is their some kind of procedure to check the oil?

    Cheers!
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2010
  2. GAudiTech

    GAudiTech Member

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    oil expands when warm
     
  3. lionyo

    lionyo Member

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    Yes but the velocity/volume stays the same If I remember correctly... anyway moving on from school boy physics which reading should I take?
     
  4. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Cold reading is the one to go onto, and the oil expands as it warms as you have noticed already
     

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