Originally Posted by Charlie
Del so am to understand correctly that we should use the volume of oil as opposed to the dipstick level. Mine is at an angle but I don't know how many degrees. Next oil change
I am going to empty it completely of oil. Then I will carefully measure the amount of oil that I put in until it is filled to the recommended level. From there I will remark the dipstick. I guess I have not been keeping the proper amount of oil in the engine since new.
I learned to take the yanny design with a grain of salt
. If the captivity is suppose to be a certain amount, then so be it. Their design flaws were very puzzling durning the installation
. See my blog.
It makes since that the dip stick markings are off with the motor
tilted back. The oil capitity is what it is no matter what the stick reads. If the motor
were level, as the manual says it's suppose to be, then the stick would read correctly. Would one read a cars stick if it were on a steep hill?
The only concern I see is if the crankshaft were to splash the oil. But that happens anyway with the boat/car being tossed around. In fact, in the old days, crank shafts had spoons that dipped into the oil and splashed around for lubrication.
With the stick tube being at the very rear of the oil pan the reading will change at any angle other the level. BUT, it makes it very good for pumping out all the old oil when the motor is tilted back.