Check around here and you'll find a picture of why it's hars to get a good reading. The stick goes into the oil pan at about a 45* angle.
I always check my oil when cold.
225,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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