348 F119 engine oil level.

Discussion in '348/355' started by JLF, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. JLF

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    I still am not super familiar with my Mondial T so I have a question.
    I checked oil level per the manual, when hot, right after shutdown and it registered just above half on the dipstick 400 miles ago.
    Then today I pulled the dipstick on a cold engine and there was no oil on it.
    Is it normal for there to be no oil on the dipstick when cold?
    Is it safe to start it up?
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  3. MAD828

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    It’s a dry sump engine so it will show no oil if the car is cold. You only test the level as per the manual when the car is at temperature.
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  4. JLF

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    Sep 8, 2009
    Ok thank you.
  5. Ferrarium

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    Yep first time I checked mine cold I had a heart attack. I check it when the water temps are normal operating temps with the car idling.
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  6. JLF

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    Thank you. I figured it may be normal but was a little creeped out about it.
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  8. steved033

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    I check my F119 when it's running.
    First time I checked mine hot (I also do it with the car on), i had a heart attack then put 4.5 quarts in. Fortunately I hadn't gone anywhere and it was day 1 pre-flight check. It didn't lose a drop up to my major, and hasn't lost a drop since. super weird.


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