This blog, in addition to the usual maintenance details for classic mini cars, an attempt is made to explain the "whys" and "wherefores" of the various jobs.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Checking Engine Oil Level

The oil level should be checked with the car standing on level ground. A few minutes should be allowed for oil to drain back to the soimp to prevent a misleadingly low reading being shown. Remove the dipstick, wipe it, return it and push it fully home before withdrawing it to check the level. It is more economical to keep the sump well topped-up than to allow the level to fall to near the danger point, at the end of the dipstick, before restoring the level.