Originally Posted by Omatako
Yep, anywhere between the marks is good
Thanks for the replies, all. My situation was I got to my boat and found that the mechanic that was working on the shaft had noticed the trans oil was low and had added to the point that the level was midway between the one mark 1/4" from the bottom of the stick and the hole a few inches away near the top. I thought that was too much.
So, between the "marks" was the problem--which marks? There is such a small space between the bottom and the one mark, but it is what I had always taken to be the small target area. Essentially you're checking for the oil to barely be on the stick. My manual says to check with the cap unscrewed, but is hazy on the marks. The trans only takes between .25 and .3 liters of oil, a little over a cup.
I removed about 4 ounces to bring it down to the mark at the bottom of the stick, which I take to be the "top".