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Old 19 Apr 2010, 11:46 pm
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Default how to check oil on 2010 civic?

This is the dumbest dipstick i have ever seen, just a piece of plastic and i can't see any markings on it that say max or min. or anything!
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 12:01 am
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I'd call the dealer and ask them. Don't let them give you any of that "you'll void the warranty" crap either.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 12:16 am
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Your owner's manual should tell you how to check the oil.

Funny that you are worried about a brand new car using oil. My 10 year old Chevy and 15 year old Pontiac use no oil at all between oil changes.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 12:31 am
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thats a honda for ya
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 12:46 am
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Probably the same way as any other civic.

Pull out the dipstick, then wipe all the oil off it, preferably with a cloth or clean towel. Then, re-insert it. On the end of the dipstick there will be two dots. These correspond to the high and low levels for oil. If it's between them you're fine.

But yes, your owner's manual is the best source of information on exactly *how*

A brand new car or a very old car is what I would expect to be worried about the oil. Defects show up early sometimes, and it's best to check the oil regularly regardless of the age of the vehicle if only for peace of mind. Don't mind the fools here.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 01:01 am
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The orange plastic dipstick on the Civic has a thatched marked area indicating high and low. New car engine oil will be virtually clean making it difficult to tell on the dipstick the level. However after a period of driving, the oil will eventual show darker color against the dipstick.

There are no dots on the Civic dipstick to indicate level.

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