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Re: Where'd my oil go?
Not sure what quantity of oil is measured between full and the bottom of the dipstick. I also wondered if it was originally measured before a new oil filter may have taken up some capacity. After an oil/filter change, you should run it for a few mins, let it settle, then check level.
However, the blue smoke is a dead giveaway and I'm betting the drop on the stick is less than a full quart, since the motor probably only takes about 3 to fill. A compression check is probably in order.
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