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Old 08-10-2008, 02:15 PM
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I just got a new civic, when I check the engine oil level, it's not even have any oil on the marker, I added a bottle of 5W30, but still... just a bit black mark on the tip of the marker. anything wrong with this marker or i need to add more oil to it??? :
 
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Did you make sure you're checking the level when the engine's cold? Is this a new car, like 2008? Or did you just mean it's new to you. There are 2 holes in the oil dipstick. The oil level should be above the lower hole on the dipstick.
 
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it's 2000 civic se, and i checked the level in the moring when it's cool. I'm sure about the dipstick. but there is no mark on the dipstick after add a regular bottle of engine oil.
 
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:27 PM
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i'd just give it an oil change just to be safe. whenever i get a used car the first thing i do is give it an oil change.
 
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:42 PM
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i'd just give it an oil change just to be safe. whenever i get a used car the first thing i do is give it an oil change.
thx for the advise
 
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:28 PM
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Having found the oil level so low, begin checking it frequently to figure out whether the engine has a significant oil leak or is burning a lot of oil.
 
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having found the oil level so low, begin checking it frequently to figure out whether the engine has a significant oil leak or is burning a lot of oil.

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Old 08-10-2008, 05:19 PM
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dito... first off get a oil change, then check it every few days..

if theres no oil on the dip stick than that oil is VERY LOW!!!!!! best to drain the oil and refill it with the right amount of oil and a new filter as well.
 
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