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Unread 06-26-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Dipstick reading high

Has anyone noticed if the oil dipstick reads high on the pentastar? I put in just shy of 6 quarts and it is reading 1/2" over the top of the metal marker. I did let it drain with the filter out for a good 15 minutes. I ended up taking a quart out and it still was reading over the top hash mark.

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Unread 06-26-2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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Turn the engine over for half a minute or so to fill the filter. If it is still high, drain some out. Do not run overfull unless you want a ring job IMO.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 05:27 PM   #3
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Turn the engine over for half a minute or so to fill the filter. If it is still high, drain some out. Do not run overfull unless you want a ring job IMO.
I just took it in for an oil change, I didn't want to run high and at the same time I didn't want to run low if the dipstick was just wrong. I have yet to check the dipstick after they finished. I have a feeling something is just fishy with the dipstick since I drained every last drop out and put in roughly 5.75 quarts.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 07:05 PM   #4
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I have always put the amount the owner manuals say for oil and filter changes and never had a problem.They should state dry fill or refill if theres a big difference.I think.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 10:28 AM   #5
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I have a feeling something is just fishy with the dipstick...
You may just be one of the fortunate ones who has a longer dip stick thus the deeper you can insert it the wetter it will be. Lucky Bastard

On a side note, you may want to get it checked if it's fishy
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Unread 06-27-2013, 11:19 AM   #6
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Well after the dealership did the oil change it is over the top of the metal on the dip stick, I'm guessing that's my problem. Not sure if this is a common problem but I would have run a quart low if I were to rely on the dipstick- not good.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 11:49 AM   #7
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Maybe the dipstick is too long. You could compare the dipstick to another to see how it compares. That doesn't sound right, LOL.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 07:07 PM   #8
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I've had the same problem with my oil level! Maybe we should measure our dipsticks and compare.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 08:52 PM   #9
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I'll measure mine from the o-ring to the bottom of the metal when I get home.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 10:16 PM   #10
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I'll measure mine from the o-ring to the bottom of the metal when I get home.
Mine is exactly 28" from the under the o-ring to the very bottom of the metal end. Anyone else care to measure?
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Unread 06-28-2013, 08:23 AM   #11
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Well after the dealership did the oil change it is over the top of the metal on the dip stick, I'm guessing that's my problem. Not sure if this is a common problem but I would have run a quart low if I were to rely on the dipstick- not good.
You are better off being a quart low than being a quart too much. Rule of thumb I always go by: I drain and then service to one quart less than called for. Start the motor and let it run for about 5 mins then shut it off and check the level in about 5 mins. Adjust oil level from there.

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Unread 06-28-2013, 11:09 AM   #12
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Could this have something to do with the filter position? If I check my oil 5 seconds after shutting it off it seems right but then it starts going over full, maybe due to the filter not retaining any oil?
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Unread 06-28-2013, 06:23 PM   #13
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I'll go measure mine and post. 2012 jk with 3.6, be back in a few min.
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Unread 06-28-2013, 06:30 PM   #14
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28 inches here and I have noticed that mine is always way overfilled too.
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Unread 06-28-2013, 07:04 PM   #15
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28 inches here and I have noticed that mine is always way overfilled too.
Anyone have a measurement of one that doesn't read way over full??
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