[QUOTE=Herbseesmoore;520056]I realize its not the size of my dipstick but how I use it, thats whats important.
Anyway, 2 questions
the marks on the stick are really close and the engine sits on slant, how can I make sure it is an acurate measurement. We all know engines love their oil.
You raise an interesting point. My W/beke 46 sits an the max allowed angle. Takes 7 qts of oil. Had the engine out for painting and new sump.
Put 7 qts in sump on the bench, tilted it to boat angle, and it overflowed the rear bearing semicircle stamping. Which means the crank is slinging oil up the cylinder walls. I know she makes a tiny bit of blue smoke when starting up, and figure this is the oil burning off. Had the head
off when the engine was out, and no extra carbon in that rear cylinder. So I do know where to read my dipstick for correct level.
If you dont mind, I would like to hear the advice of guys like NeverMonday and Chief engineer
et al, on this one.