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Old 03-25-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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How to check my oil?

I know how to check it, but when warm it reads down 1 or 2 bars, but when I check it cold it reads full. I don't want to overfill, but also don't want to run low on oil. What's the right compromise?

The car is an 08' Boxster RS60 with 9000 miles.



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Old 03-25-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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Very easy, follow the manual. It says with the engine fully warm, that means about a half hour after the temp guage stabilises, turn off the car, wait a "few minutes", to me that means 3-5 and measure. This measurement will easily be a 1-3 bar lower than when you ceck the oil dead cold in the morning.

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