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Silly Question But

Markey Feb 10, 2005

  1. Markey

    Markey Active Member

    Is it best to check the oil level when the engine is HOT or COLD?
    As i checked mine and when cold it was at the bottom of the level and when hot it was at the top and i don't want it to be too full or too empty im just having one of those days!
  2. Danielson

    Danielson Member

    cold, defo
  3. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

    It's not really about whether it's hot or cold, but whether the car is level, and how long it has been standing since the engine was last running. The oil needs time to drain back into the sump in order for the dipstick to give an accurate reading. Make sure the car is on level ground, & wait about an hour after switching the engine off. Pull the dipstick out, wipe it clean, put in back & draw it out again. That should give you an accurate reading.

    (Oh, and remember it's never a silly question if you don't know the answer.)
  4. Markey

    Markey Active Member

    Cheers guys.

    Im off out now to buy some!! Eak it is a little to low !!

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