Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: America's Dairyland
Checking oil at every gas fill-up is something I learned back in the "old days" when cars typically used a lot more oil and gas tanks were bigger, but there is nothing wrong with it even today. It was just conservative good practice. I don't do it every time anymore, but while the gas tank is filling, it is easy to check under the hood for potential problems and check fluid levels.
Tom and Ray of Car Talk recommend the following:
"Yes, you need to check the oil level every few hundred miles. With your car parked on a level surface, remove the oil dipstick, clean it on your brother's best shirt and then reinsert it. Remove it again, and check the oil level." "http://cars.cartalk.com/content/advice/oilchanges.html
04 FXT Java Black Pearl M/T
Last edited by Retserof; 06-22-2006 at 08:46 AM.