Skip to main content

Fix Your Stuff

Right to Repair

Parts & Tools

Help
Editing Step 13 —

Step Type:

Drag to rearrange

Locate the oil dipstick. It is at the front of the engine along its center line.

Pull out the oil dipstick, wipe it off, place it all the way back into its hole and remove again.

Observe the oil level on the end of the dipstick. It should be between the two holes or slightly above the top one.

This is not your actual oil level, but a pre-check to make sure the engine will not run dry when you first start it. The oil level will drop slightly after the first run when oil fills the new oil filter.

Add oil if the oil level is below the bottom hole of the dipstick. Place the oil dipstick all the way back in it's hole.

Your contributions are licensed under the open source Creative Commons license.