PBZ -- Yes, you are reading it correctly. Working from memory here, but I think when putting the dipstick back in for the reading itself (after cleaning the residual oil off) you don't screw it in, just let it hit the top of the opening and take the reading from that. I'll look at my servive manual tonight, but I'm pretty sure that's the recommended way to do it.
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