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Electronic dipstick hysterises Dyno mode

Thought I'd share my experience. Since the old girl never burns oil I never really used it much but after a recent service I thought I would check it. My garage floor has an angle of probably 1 or 2 degrees and it read 7.1L. Checked it later on a very slight downward incline and it was 6.9l. Knowing it takes about 8.5 including filter I got myself a litre of delicious Castrol Edge platinum 0-40 to top it up adding about 200 ml at a time. I finally added about 800ml and in the garage it read 7.7l. Just checked it again on a completely horizontal level and it reads between 8 3l and 8 5l on two different occasions. On all occasions I allowed a couple of hours for new oil to trickle down to the sump. So there you go. Says level is ok so I'm not worried but it goes to show how it can vary even on anything less than completely level Gonna get myself a spirit level!

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Your car takes:
filling capacity with oil filter 8l
filling capacity without oil filter 7.5l
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filling capacity with oil filter 8l

filling capacity without oil filter 7.5l
Not anymore! Mind you, it will depend on the current axis to earth's gravitational pull. But more seriously, I read on another forum that 2005 was a bad year for these sensors... just my luck!

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Garage check again after two days not used and it's 7.6L. Give you an idea, my garage slopes jyst enough that when you release the handbrake, with a bit of persuasion the car will inch forward. So we're talking nearly 1L difference between completely horizontal and just not quite level!?

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