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I have a 2006 V10 in Ohio/United States and have been trying to track down an oil leak for over a year. After all this time though, I still have trouble checking the oil. I know there are a few posts about how inconsistent the readings can be, I'm trying to make sure I have enough oil but not too much.

I always pop the dipstick and open the oil filler before checking, and dip several times. These are my current results.
  • If I check it 5 mins after stopping the engine, its not showing up at all on the stick.
  • If I check it 20 mins after stopping the engine, its reads low on the stick.
  • If I check it after it has sat overnight, its reads completely over the top of the plastic part of the stick into the metal area.
So which is correct? Am I low? Or seriously over full?
If it is over full, could it be the source of my leak?

Thanks for any input!
 

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I check after overnight, have 2006 V10
 
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