How low of an oil level would be too low?

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  • F
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    2drops is enough. The marks on the dipstick don't mean anything.

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    I would not let the level get off the dip stick, that is about two quarts. It gets lower than that the engine starts to make noise, like it's teeth are charting.

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  • 9 months ago

    I think it’s self explanatory

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  • John
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    Depends if its natural oil or synthetic or a blend of both or a reprocessed used oil or old dirty oil or watered oils gas impregnated oil oilmixed with transmission fluid or antifreeze the list goes on.

    What's your deal trying to escape from a drug deal bank robbery or what?

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  • 9 months ago

    On that falls below the oil pump suction tube causing you to loose oil pressure. Usually it the level falls off the dipstick at this point.

    • dtstellwagen
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      Usually it the level falls?

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  • 9 months ago

    One fourth of one quart. Don't drive with low oil level.

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Anything more than a full quart (liter) low is TOO low.

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  • 9 months ago

    When the oil level is lower then half way between the dipstick marks. Regular oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles and synthetic oil every 5,000 miles.

    You also need to check the oil level every 1,000 and top it up.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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    • JetDoc
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      The ONLY people who recommend changing oil every 3000 miles these days are people who make money from changing oil.

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  • arther
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    when its below the low level line on the dipstick

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  • 9 months ago

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    o If the "engine oil pressure" light comes on, you have a problem.

    o If the dipstick measurement is below the lower fill line (or not visible at all), then that's too low.

    o If the oil level is below the lower fill line in the sighting glass on the side of the engine, then that's too low.

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    • P & W9 months agoReport

      Yeah, these come on at 5 PSI. Normal min oil pressure on modern car is about 20 PSI. 1954 Chevy 215s had 15 PSI oil, Max.

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