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no oil?

olo

Big Landy Fan
ello boys and girls...

righty... so... i been messin about with me headlights and so whilst nighthawk was doin his service... so me said.... "lemme check my oil level whilst am at it" as quite sadly i haven't popped the hood in a while.

cuttin a long story short.... pull dipstick.... no oil on it. i repeat process for 3 times not believing wot am seein....

last service (around 7 months ago as i was busy) this thing was on full, and it never usually leaks oil, its always approx. same level as i would have filled it.

now.... where could it go? i got breather which seems to be leakin some oil (not much though) and turbo too.... could it possibly all get out through there??? or i got somethin on the inside goin haywire?

mind u i must admit nighthawk did save me as he gave me some of his oil to get by till next weekend (my service date) and the vechile did run much easier and smoother....

now another question too..... why on earth did my dash never signal a low oil pressure???? light always went on when starting and goes off.... like normal.... how was it buildin pressure on no oil?
 
Sounds stupid, how long after you had last run it did you check the oil? Some might have still been hanging around the engine but still, none is quite a low indication! :eek:
 
Sounds stupid, how long after you had last run it did you check the oil? Some might have still been hanging around the engine but still, none is quite a low indication! :eek:

By "none" he means there wasn't a mark on the dipstick. The dipstick doesn't reach down to the bottom of the sump. With more than 1 litre of oil less than the recommended there won't be much of a mark on the dipstick. In fact it took almost 1.5 litres of oil to get his oil level back to normal.

The oil warning light also doesn't come on until it's almost too late. You should never rely on the oil warning light to indicate a low oil level. It's not a "low oil level" light. It's a "low oil pressure" light. It's more of a "no oil" warning light rather than a "low oil" warning light.
 
Most dipsticks mark the "Safe" area. The Hatching or the 2 notches. As Dennis says, the dipstick only measures the last litre or 2.

Chris
 
aa ok fair enough then... however, where is all the oil goin? :( so could be breather and turbo have consumed that oil, along with the engine most prob
 
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