Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
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Re: excessive oil loss
Well, you may have a serious problem. Or you may not.
Have you checked the dipstick again? On my boat, if the engine has been running, and then shut down, the next time I pull the dipstick it will be bone dry. I still remember the first time I did that. I felt an electric shock as I thought "Oh crap, my engine is dead." I put the dipstick back in, pulled it again, and like magic, the oil level was right on. Happens every time too. First I pull the stick, then re-insert, and then I get an accurate oil measurement.
This happens on both my Universal M-25 and also on the M-21 in my previous boat.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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