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Old 09-26-2008, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I changed the oil and filter and was wondering where exactly are the marks to tell if it's full. The rod is about 6 inches long and just below the plastic screw cap is a flat spot on the rod about 1 inch long. Is the happy medium between the round rod or the 1 inch flat spot toward the top of the rod? This is an 07 Rubi. Thanks...
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Read your owners manual. There is a very specific procedure for checking the oil. You should have put in aprox 5 quarts on the oill change.
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Towards the top on the flat part of the stick, Oil should read in the middle of the flat spot. He's right about five quarts.
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Old 09-27-2008, 06:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The manual says 4.7 qts. I put in 5 and it's at the bottom of the flat spot.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Here is a quote from the rubicon service manual.



"The oil tank contains a sufficient amount of oil if the
oil level is between the upper and lower level marks
on the dipstick."

My manual says 4.7liters or 5qts.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I put in over 5 qts and its to the bottom of the flat. If I remember the dealer told me anywhere in the middle of the round part and you're good. So what is it? The yellow line or the red???Thanks.
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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As I stated before the procedure to check the engine oil is in the owners manual. I do not have mine with me now but it goes something like this. Start the engine and let it idle 5 minutes. Do not rev the engine. Let it set for 5 minutes then check the oil. It should be in between the ends of the flat area at the top at this time. This is a dry sump system and has to fill the tank or something like that.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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here is what the manual says about the dip stick.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hey guys qiuck question i did my oil change today and missed the washer that goes on top of the spring against the oil filter , its against the rubber right now do you guys think its ok or drain the new oil just for that washer ???
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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When I bought my Rancher used several years ago it was just serviced by a honda dealer. When I changed the oil the next time I found the washer was missing. It did not cause any problems. The filter was not torn up at all where the spring was on it. I did not want to wait to order a new one so i made one out of a large thin flat washer. I would not worry about it till next oil change.
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