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Old 20-12-2010, 09:38   #16
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Originally Posted by lancelot9898 View Post
I have the Perkins 4-108 and when I first bought the boat new back in 1985, the Perkins merchanic told me to fill the oil higher than the marking shown on the dipstick. In fact it was quite a bit higher than the max level mark. I have always filled to this higher level and the engine is still ticking. I would guess that the engine is at least 10 degrees off the horizonal. (maybe more)
Do you put in more that the specified number of quarts/liters or does the dipstick read to this higher level when you put in the specified number? Is the dipstick located at the front,back, or center of the sump.

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Old 20-12-2010, 09:42   #17
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Thanks Guys, but my post was a bit of a troll. Thats why I asked permission to stray. This subject has come up a few times recently, and I thought I would hi-lite another factor to consider.
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Old 20-12-2010, 09:56   #18
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My Volvo does just he opposite of the OP, it reads about 1 qt. high on the first pull when cold. It usually takes 3-4 pulls waiting 10-15 seconds between each one to get a correct reading.
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Old 20-12-2010, 12:10   #19
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I get three or four service calls a year where people overfill their Yanmars.

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When you check the oil...Pull stick, wipe, insert,pull out enough to break seal, reinsert pullout, check. The seal on the dipstick pushes the oil down the tube a bit.
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Thank you!

Thank you...anytime I am able to eliminate (or understand) one of those little irksome oddities, life has been improved. 'bout another thousand to go!

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Here we go again. There was a big discussion about this a short while back.

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