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Old 09-02-2015, 08:14 PM   #1
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Engine Oil Stick

Our New Diesel Pusher 2006 Damon. Astoria 300 ISB on Cummins Freightliner Chassis.
Went to check engine oil after our 6k miles trip for one month and a recent oil change prior to the trip.
When I stick the engine oil, after running DP for 5 minutes I find no markings on the oil stick as to full, 1/2, 1/4 etc. Stick is Blank
Do I simply read the stick as it shows oil residue on stick ?
Luv to wake up, not go to work, so I do it 3x daily
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:08 PM   #2
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Diesel engine oil should be checked first thing in the morning before start up; OR after a minimum of one hour after shut down from hot.

There is a possibility that the end of the dipstick has broken off if you can find no indicator marks, you may need a new one.
Where was the oil changed ? If they didn't see a mark they should have reported that on the work order.
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