Re: Oil dip stick
I wonder if the newer builds have the redesigned pan, but they decided not to throw away all those dipsticks. Lee Iacocco said, a long time ago, that saving even a dollar a car adds $100,000 to the bottom line for every 100,000 car built.
My thought is that filling to the full line will not harm the engine. But, if you had the 'smoke on startup' problem before, you will have it again. The dipstick measures the height of the oil relative to the block, not how much oil is in the pan. In time they will probably change the dipstick, or shorten the tube.
I checked my oil, on my early build, after my last oil change. It was at the full mark, and the invoice said 7 quarts.
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