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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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So when you guys check your oil do you just put the dipstick in and measure it or are you supposed to turn it into the "locked" position then remove it to check? I just changed my oil and its slightly over full when in the locked position. I'm wondering if i should suck a little bit out?

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My understanding is that “on the less” side is safer for the tight toleranced engine(s) than on the “too much side”

I’m assuming you have the engine / trailer level?

You’re not alone; we’re sorta in the same boat: because our ski sits all season on a floating port that is never close to “level,” I’ve been forced to adopt the habit of pretty precisely measuring exactly how much oil I extracted and then I put precisely that amount of new oil back in (I have to approximate the amount that stayed inside the old filter.

This way I’ve been able to pretty much make sure I stay right around the quantity of oil the engine left the factory with (I also have to let everyone who uses the ski know where the “altered” reading mark is, on the “off level” floating port.

If you’re sure it is “over full”, definitely extract enough to put it BETWEEN the “low” and “full” marks.

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Thanks for the reply, i will suck a little out just to make sure and run it. Thanks again.

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