Checking Oil

Bill Magitz corbie at
Tue Jun 12 04:45:41 PDT 2007

>>>>>>>> After sitting for a 
week <<<<<<<<<      my solution is~~~ don't let it sit for a week  hawhaw

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeffrey Markham" <automan25 at>
> To: GPzList at
> Subject: Checking Oil
> Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 19:01:36 -0700 (PDT)
> GPZ Group,
> I'm a little curious as to why my oil level keeps dropping the 
> longer the bike sits without being ridden. My theory is that the 
> longer it sits the more the oil filter fills up with oil. Since the 
> filter is at the bottom of the engine then it drains out of the 
> crankcase and into the filter...lowering the level.
> If this is true, when should I check my oil to get an accurate 
> reading? After a ride the level appears full. After sitting for a 
> week it's at the bottom of the sight glass. Should I fill it up 
> when the engine has been sitting and is stone cold or when it is 
> warm?
> thanks,
> Jeff
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