November 2, 2010, 8:59 pm
Thats exactly what im saying
I correctly checked the dipstick before adding oil.
I checked the oil on level ground, didnt move the car then refilled.
I checked oil, added a bit, check level, added bit more, check level etc etc until bottle was gone still no sign on dipstick.
What should i do now?[quote name='MrrNoName' timestamp='1288725519' post='103026']
are you saying there was oil on the dipstick, you added some more and now there is not? thats rather odd...
if you have added oil there MUST be more in your engine then there was before, things which could make this happen..
1. the car is very low on oil and you did not correctly check the dipstick before adding the extra oil (you need to pull the dipstick out, wipe all of the oil off, replace it, then pull it out again and read the oil level) if this was not done oil could creep up the dipstick and give you a false value when you first checked it. then you added new oil and its still so low that its not reading once the stick has been wiped. I personally think this is rather unlikely but when not wiping the stick before reading the value you can get some strange readings!
2. you checked the level, moved the car to a hill, added oil and rechecked? you must check it on level ground
3. you checked the level, added WAY too much and rechecked (in this case oil will be all up the dipstick and it may look like you havnt got a reading at all if your oil is good and clear. because you cant see a straight line where the oil level is). 1 litre does seem like a lot to add in one go without checking, when adding oil you should add a bit, check the level, add a bit more, check the level etc until you get it perfect.