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Ok I know this is kind of normal, but it's been dang cold here the last week -5 low 20 for a high today. Checked my oil during lunch, was down 2 of those goofy hashmarks(around 2500 since my last change). I haven't refilled yet, so I'm not sure how much it's used(stupid dipstick setup), but for those new to diesels and in cold climates, I recommend checking your oil semi regularily.


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Maybe it was so cold your dipstick shrunk, like other things do in cold weather LOL ha ha ha


Hot thin oil always reads a little higher on the stick. Check it cold, then check it hot and average is where you really are. And don't read anything else into that will ya! LOL
 

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Rick, I've found a good "guesstimate" on the hashmarks to be about 1 pint each, so two of them would be about a quart. I typically try to fill my pan just to the top of the hash marks (checked a couple of times) on a change and will let it fluctuate between top and 2 marks (which it seems to do during operation - depending on how long it's "drained down" at the fuel dock before I check it). I'll have a good swing in levels coming up in February when I make my annual run to Florida and back (will have to take the winterfront off and on, too!)
 

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Victory Red said:
I recommend checking your oil semi regularily.


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Kinda like sex? semi-regularly?


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I have found the only way to get a accurate reading on my truck is to let it sit over night. I keep getting low readings , add oil and next day find it overfull.
 

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