Problems with reading engine oil level dipstick!!!!!?

Hello guys,
I was just wondering, is it normal that when i check my engine oil, the dipstick behaves weird. The oil should be between two marks (min and max), but my dipstick shows oil on first quarter and then empty, completely nothing until the last quarter to max. So it looks something this

Hello guys,
I was just wondering, is it normal that when i check my engine oil, the dipstick behaves weird. The oil should be between two marks (min and max), but my dipstick shows oil on first quarter and then empty, completely nothing until the last quarter to max. So it looks something this *(((——–)))*————————
My car is 2008 Vauxhall Corsa life if that helps.

Would really appreciate your help

Best Answer:

HTS: that is a strange phenomeneon if there is oil only on the last quarter to the max on the dipstick when reading the engines oil level and wiping the disptick to repeat the oil level measuring doesnt change that strange reading.

better is to add oil right now, if not even the last quarter to "min" on the dipstick is coverd in oil, then the engine is very low on oil.

well, 3/4 of the oil level is then not there if only 1/4 of the dipstick shows an oil level, what to do is to pour 2 liter new oil into the engine to then read the oil level on the dipstick again, then the dipstick should have oil on its first and second quarter to the "min" level. why, because the oil got to go somewhere, it wont disappear into nowhere. when three quarters on the oil measure dipstick between min and max are covered in oil, then the oil level should be best, whatever three quarters between min and max are coverd in oil.

Other answer:

HTS:
I would just go and ram the dip stick in and out of the spout spot for it until there is some catch on it and it goes back to normal. Often, it only LOOKS to be empty of oil, where a close up light on it will show a bump of clear oil for it all. Though I do not know, so the best for you on this all.
thebax2006:
Wipe the dipstick off the first time you pull it out and then put it back in and check it again…on both sides of the dipstick. Let it rest for 15 seconds before pulling it out the second time to read the level.
Nomadd:
You're scraping some of the oil off the side of the stick when you pull it out. You just have to experiment a little on removing the stick to get the best reading you can.
Michael:
I have seen one time no one could read the dip stick unles it was wiped off with a cloth rag, not a paper towel
M.:
Your oil level is LOW!!!

ADD some.

mdk68gto, ase certified m tech:
CAR NEEDS TO BE OFF AND ON LEVEL GROUND. PULL STICK, AND WIPE IT CLEAN. INSTALL AND CHECK THE LEVEL.
don r:
Wipe the stick and check it again.
John:
YOU need SOMEONE to show you how to " Pull & read" a dipstik

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