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Re: [Shop-talk] Mustan oil level

To: "Bob Spidell" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Mustan oil level
From: "Eric J Russell" <>
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 14:36:15 -0500
1 quart/6K miles is not a problem.

If it's down 1/2 a quart and you add 1 quart you are adding too much.

The crosshatched section helps make it easier to see the oil level.

Eric Russell
Mebane, NC
----- Original Message ----- 

> I'm trying to gauge the oil consumption on my 2008 Mustang Bullitt (looks 
> like about 1qt./6K miles). Anyway, at 2.5-3K miles I'm usually down half a 
> qt., so I add a qt. The dipstick has two holes--min and max--and a 
> cross-hatched pattern in between with no markings. So, I go to the owner's 
> manual and read that, as long as the oil is above the bottom whole DO NOT 
> ADD OIL (this is in bold all caps). Now, I understand why running too low 
> is bad, and why running too high is bad, but why doesn't Ford want me 
> topping off the oil to keep it at 'full?' Any ideas? The only think I can 
> think of is they really don't want overfilling, but I know better than to 
> do that.
> As far as I can tell, the crosshatch pattern serves no purpose other than, 
> maybe, keeping the oil from running off the dipstick.

> -------------------------------- 
> Bob Spidell - San Jose, CA
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