I proceeded to add fluid, continuing to check the stick. After aprox. 2 quarts, suddenly the fluid went from zero showing to being half way up the dipstick. After siphoning the fluid back out via the tube, started the car, checked, and again the dipstick showed no fluid.
I turned the car OFF, checked the fluid level again and it registered FULL.
Did this a couple of times, each time having the same result. Car running - no fluid level, car off - full fluid level.
The dipstick is correct length. Any ideas why when checking while running as per the manual, nothing is showing on the dipstick yet fluid level shows full when checked not running?
Thanks for any help given.
If nothing shows on the stick add 1/2 quart and check again.
Once you show something on the stick just add a little at a time to sneak up on it.
You can also get false readings from oil running down the inside of the tube.
Look at both sides of the stick to see if the level is the same on both sides to verify you aren't getting a false reading.