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Make sure to check your oil level frequently!

dpham00

Modérateur Emeritus
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Well, from time to time, we get a thread about how someone's oil is too low, and that they didn't know that they had to check oil or something like that. Low oil can cause engine failure, so it is extremely important that you check it on a regular basis. I decided to post excerpts from the manual for reference.
 

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WakeHead

WakeHead
Location
Alexandria, VA
Car(s)
2008 R32 #0146
This falls under the category of something that everyone knows but many people need to be reminded of repeatedly.
 

bz_2.0T

Ready to race!
Location
Houston, TX
should i put more oil in if its close to the min mark but not under it?
and is it okay to put a different brand of oil in as long as its the same weight?
 

vince557

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Location
malden, MA
Car(s)
08 vw rabbit
i have a hard time reading the dipstick on my car. I don't know if it's me but my mk4's dipstick was easier to read. everytime i pull it out to check the oil is all over the stick and i can't get an accurate reading.
 

vince557

Ready to race!
Location
malden, MA
Car(s)
08 vw rabbit
yes, i know your suppose to wipe it first then when i go get the reading it shows the oil beyond the oil level part and i know my car burns oil but the dipstick says other. all i do is highway driving and the dipstick should show the oil level going down but doesn't seem to be doing that for me
 

Dan GSR

Autocross Champion
Location
NY , Long Island
yes, i know your suppose to wipe it first then when i go get the reading it shows the oil beyond the oil level part and i know my car burns oil but the dipstick says other. all i do is highway driving and the dipstick should show the oil level going down but doesn't seem to be doing that for me

you should be happy
don't complain about having a good engine
 

brian8smith

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Location
Novi, MI
Car(s)
2007 4DR BMP GTI
I checked my oil 1500 miles after my 10K service and it was about half way between min and max. How much oil is that consumed and its that more than what is "normal"?
 
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