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How To Check Dipstick & Engine Oil - EASY

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Step by step process of how to check your dipstick and monitor the engine oil in your car to keep the oil level optimal and your engine running pristine! Also a full explanation of the vehicle monitoring system on the dashboard of your car. Don't forget to like and subscribe if this video has helped you!
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703gap (1 day ago)
5000 mile oil change is key to a longer engine lifespan especially for a turbo motor!
DJ Mathers (2 days ago)
You are supposed to check your engine oil 5 minutes after driving while the engine is hot, if the oil reading isn't in the xxxx zone on the dipstick fill up your oil and keep checking the oil dipstick until you see the oil in the xxxx zone, whether it's your dream car or not take care of your engine.
Tiffany Yuan (3 days ago)
Does it show clearly on the dipstick? which material used on dipsticks blade? Now many engine dipsticks use steel stainless material to see clearly. I know something about how to check engine oil form Chongqing Feilong Jiangli, a professional supplier of different kind of oil dipsticks for car engine, motorcycle engine, boat
Adem1981 (6 days ago)
My manual for 2010 cobalt says: every 7500 miles.And I had 0 problem 59.000 miles and Still running like clock..
Adem1981 (4 days ago)
Tru.But oil companies and dealers want our money and want us to change it every 3000 miles. There is documentary how scientists test oil after 6000 miles and oil is just fine. I trust my manual I don’t know about you...
04dram04 (4 days ago)
59000 miles is far to low to to know if your are wearing out your engine.
rayfire50 (20 days ago)
New cars are built like shit and are designed to burn oil
Mike Morales (25 days ago)
use white paper
Tiffany Yuan (25 days ago)
Chongqing Feilong Jiangli is a professional supplier of different kind of oil dipsticks for car engine, motorcycle engine, boat engine.
Jose M (1 month ago)
thurm101 (1 month ago)
I usually us the “Trip A or B” counter. I reset it at oil change to “0000”. This tells me how many miles. I change occurring to miles not months. I also keep 1 quart of oil and a funnel in the truck at all times.
Solitude in Arctic (1 month ago)
5L penzoil for sale for only 17 bucks in Canadian tire. Regular price $30. Bought two of those babies.
Roberto Morillo (2 months ago)
I'm in 10000 miles
Ryan Scherbluk (2 months ago)
What do you do if you put the stick down and there no oil on it. Do you have to drain the oil out or can you add some
Ryan Scherbluk (2 months ago)
Genesis RC & FPV thank you I know about cars just it's been sitting so long hast been started In years so I'm just trying to be cautious here before going and trying it. Hardly any oil showed up on the dip stick like nothing at all I know car had a small oil leak but I couldn't see any oil on the ground were its sitting. I guess I can charge the battery and but some oil and I'll cross my fingers and see what happens. Thank you again
Genesis RC & FPV (2 months ago)
+Ryan Scherbluk if its very black change oil. Bare minimum add oil.
Ryan Scherbluk (2 months ago)
Saidu Fofanah but the car has sat for a good 10 years without being started its been at the back of my property for years never started and now I gotta get it off the property so I wanna just get it to run so I can drive it off. So I checked the dip stick and there was little to no oil on it there was a tinny bit and looked black so should I change it before starting it
Saidu Fofanah (2 months ago)
Ryan Scherbluk add until you get a change
mashed potatoes (2 months ago)
Yeah I was so scared to check my dipstick I literally peed myself a little bit just thinking about it
NUBLAFIED NUBBIE (2 months ago)
Every Time I pull My Dip stick Out 2 Check Oil There's a Note at Da Bottom....Says "Be Back Later"
Leslie DSouza (3 months ago)
Mr. Justin - Nice presentation....basically. Could you please redo your vid.... Explain to those who are not Automotive Chairperson of anything.... Should the vehicle should be parked level, for oil level check? What would be the difference in level on the dipstick, for an overnight, cold engine - & a hot engine, given a few minutes to drain down? Would an apprentice, get "Booted-Up"? If he dropped a drop of oil? - Not holding the dipstick horizontal - Tissue under?
Jim Jones (4 months ago)
Does your engine need to be hot or cold when you check your oil?
roshan xanovavych (2 months ago)
1. Engine Oil expands when it is hot. Check it if it is cold. 2. Transmission Oil needs to be checked while the engine is running and on normal working temperature.
MosTechHelp (3 months ago)
Jim Jones cold it works best
Kelsey J (4 months ago)
Changing oil every 3,000 miles is excessive and unnecessary.
john Ervin (4 months ago)
Never follow sticker...manufacture know better...
04dram04 (4 days ago)
Manufacturer also wants you to buy a new car when your current one wears out. Incentive is there
john Ervin (4 months ago)
Always follow the oil life monitor...never change early
john Ervin (4 months ago)
Never never change every 3000 miles...all oil changes except on turbo charged engine can easily go 5000 or more
Alexito Rico (1 month ago)
It depends on the oil. I use full synthetic and Change it every 5000 miles (I change the oil myself) because I don't use the cheap shit the car shops use.
Joseph Samsor (1 month ago)
Definitely wrong in some cases. Check your car manual and the type of oil you’re using. Turbo cars it’s very beneficial to do 3000 like I believe you said, but with some older cars, they recommend conventional and if you do use it 3000 is pretty normal.
THERIPPER216 (2 months ago)
john Ervin I’d have to disagree, i always go 3k sometimes 3500 nothing more and have had 0 issues in any of my cars
Logan Smith (4 months ago)
Is the picture on the video title accurate?
Solitude in Arctic (4 months ago)
I think I am doomed with my 2010 xrs. It has 215K kilometers on it and for the last 20k or so kilometers it is burning oil like a crazy. A liter every 1000km or so. I know the repair costs are astronomical so I wont bother with the new engine. Do you think it can last another year or so if I keep topping it up every couple of weeks? Or it will get worse to the point where it lose a litre say every 200km or so.
Kaden Watt (21 days ago)
Check/change the PCV valve. (Look it up)
Solitude in Arctic (23 days ago)
+Mac thanks for your help Pal. My car has 230K kilometers on it (145,000ish miles). The last 15-20,000 miles havent been that much fun. I will do whatever it takes to get it to 200K miles. Thanks for your recommendations. It all starts with fluid maintenance thats for sure.
Mac (24 days ago)
You may get bye with topping it off but just don't forget to change the oil filter at some point. Depending on the type of oil and driving conditions 3500-4500 miles at the least you can also buy a oil additive as mentioned above I believe!... You can use Lucas, Marvel mystery oil I've used both and never had a issue another good one is seafoam this can be added to the gas tank the oil and even in the intake, look these products up. Seafoam it comes in a white bottle (not actual sea foam from the ocean) but I've heard good things about that and if it was me research these products ask that Google guy he knows everything or YouTube Videos for advice and how to videos. Any vehicle can last long long time if preventative maintenance is followed properly. Example worked on a Honda accord about a month ago it was a company car used for traveling all over the U.S. and they brought the car into the dealership for every and ALL recommended checkups according to the manufacturer and this car had 639000 miles on it (yup 600,000+ miles! Have no reason to make that up!) and it ran great I was surprised and figured the motor had been changed but it was the original motor!! Transmission had been rebuilt but just goes to show if you take care of it you get back what you put in, Good luck and safe travels.
Solitude in Arctic (24 days ago)
+Khanin the Uhnahkian still alive but not as smooth as it used to be. Vsc off trac and engine light come on and go off all the time. The pick in lower gear is not smooth at all. A bit worried these days, budget is tighter than a nun's cunt.
Khanin the Uhnahkian (24 days ago)
Is the xrs still alive?
Eihab Nazzal (5 months ago)
Dick shite
Gerald Guevara (5 months ago)
Problem with modern vehicles is that they now burn more oil than cars 7-10 years ago. Burning 1 quart every 1000 miles is now normal.
Vaat Dafaak (3 months ago)
somethings wrong with ure engine
Homan Heydary (5 months ago)
It’s a real shame that shops trick unknowing customers in regard to oil change intervals. No car sold with fully synthetic oil will ever need changing prior to 10000mile or 16000km. Most car manufacturers actually allow for 20000mile or 30000km or bi-yearly. Most oil changes are excessive and pollution for the environment. The exact same make and model in Europe will have different recommendations than the US simply because manufacturers are unwilling to fight the dealerships in US as they make so much money off of the service intervals.
Mannassa Mauler (7 days ago)
To replace my engine it’s $10k. A DYI oil change is $40.
south star (1 month ago)
The problem with not changing your oil enough is that detergents and engine oil components can degrade over time. Using mileage alone to judge is a bad idea.
Ken Mackay (1 month ago)
You so wrong !
Joseph Samsor (1 month ago)
Homan Heydary 20k is a joke, and even 10k for a turbo car. Oil is cheaper than a new engine
Austin Lam (3 months ago)
For people that dont drive optimal conditions, not worth waiting that long to change oil.. Its better for the environment to use a little more motor oil than to scrap the broken engine
Fred Yan (6 months ago)
When i check the oil the gauge smell gazoline, is that normal ?
mario zombie (6 months ago)
My oil at about 4000 miles has a red tint to it, it is not black. Does that mean anything?
Tom H (5 months ago)
It means your oil is starting to get dirty and will need to be changed soon. That is if you're checking the oil dipstick and not the transmission.
Antonio Stewart (5 months ago)
That’s transmission fluid not oil
8 year old (6 months ago)
mario torres it mean you had to change the oil as recommended
YouTuber 12345 youtuber (6 months ago)
An Engine replacement at only 3000 dollars you are kidding right ? Any engine will cost at least 10000 dollars.
john Ervin (4 months ago)
Depends on the engine...some are crazy expensive
Justin P (5 months ago)
YouTuber 12345 youtuber for 10k, I’ll just get another car
YouTuber 12345 youtuber (5 months ago)
Los Ojos De HotSpanish hhhhhhhhhhh good for u mate thanks for your comment
YouTuber 12345 youtuber (5 months ago)
Allah Turbo I totally forgot about that thanks anyway
Los Ojos De HotSpanish (5 months ago)
YouTuber 12345 youtuber 2500 dollars for a new create engine for me, but that’s cause I have a 2000 silverado.
8 year old (6 months ago)
If people do what he did the engine will run happy and last for a long time, ofcourse with a perfect cooling system
ursula villegas (6 months ago)
mine is over ? <--------? is this bad? i got this oil change yesterday,
Kory En (7 months ago)
What if its over the filled mark? Is that bad?
Mr. Redneck (5 months ago)
Your fucking nuts.
Arthur Smith (5 months ago)
seeeLAH1 your safe don't worry.
Arthur Smith (5 months ago)
Kory En no should be no harm quart or so over. Go on YouTube and in the search bar put in Bob Likis on over filling oil. They call it a forgiveness amount. A quart low won't hurt anything either.
seeeLAH1 (6 months ago)
hmm is that true? cause I did oil change and I added one bottle of 6 cylinder engine restore... I hope that bottle wasn't enough to really over fill.
Arthur Smith (6 months ago)
Kory En a quart is no big deal. It's called a forgiveness amount. Check Bob Likis video on over filling oil
Al A (8 months ago)
where can I get a engine for 2 or 3 thousand?
Garrett McKie (3 months ago)
Al A definitely not a new engine lol
john Ervin (4 months ago)
Depends on the car engine
Los Ojos De HotSpanish (5 months ago)
Al A i can get a brand new create engine for 2,500 but that’s because I have a 2000 silverado.
theway334 (6 months ago)
used, off of ebay most likely, depending on engine/model of car etc.
Gig Big (6 months ago)
Will Powell (8 months ago)
I hate Jonathan craig I wish he was dead he is a piece of shit
sarat sts (10 months ago)
U talk gr8, next time concentrate on video !!
Chicken Nugget (8 months ago)
sarat sts you dipstick.....

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