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Checking Oil

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by bike5200, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    When is the correct time to check oil in a car/truck. I check the oil in the morning after the car/truck has set all night, making sure the oil is between the 1/2 and 3/4 area of the dipstick.
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Thats the perfect time to check it as it allows ample time for all oil to migrate back into the pan, making for an accurate check.
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Check the car/truck on level ground too.
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Since my dipstick is broken I check it when I change the oil.
     
  5. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    That be disaster for me if engine start burn oil while plow. 5.4L could burn all oil in 100-500 miles while plow hard. Sudden you hear TICK from valve cover which need OIL. We keep 3 gallons of oil in cab.



    I would check on flat level driveway with engine hot so you can check if it good. For me I alway keep full level because you never know if it sudden burn oil to low.
     
  6. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Umm..............................nevermind :jester:
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    When you change it, or when you have it changed:sleeping:
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609


    Get you head out of the mulch pile!


    Yes!:D
     
  9. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Its a ford thing LOL


    Thats how I do it too
     
  10. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790


    Mil... if you can burn 5 quarts of oil in 10 or so miles maybe you need to think about re-building that motor or getting a different truck

    No need to worry about oil changs now. It burns it so fast it doesn't get dirty.....:dizzy:
     
  11. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180



    Owner sold 01 F250 to sucker for $7,000. It doesn't burn 5 qts in 10 miles. like 100 or more. How it happened when owner rev to 6,000 rpm that what cause burn all oil fast.
     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    So your burning 100 qts now?
    you can buy a new truck for less then your spending on oil for a month.
     
  13. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Get a diesel, they don't have oil.
     
  14. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Not me. Owner pay for oil.
     
  15. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    i check mine when it's time to pour in another gallon.......usually around every 4 weeks the way its leaking now..LOL

    it does hold 15qts though
     
  16. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Hope hs is buying it by the 55 gal drum.