Re: pedants corner: owners manual on honda oil level checking procedure



NOBODY does this. Telling people to check their oil at EVERY fill up is stupid, everyone knows it's stupid so it is ignored. Except by you.
Meantime if anyone wants to check their oil first thing in the morning, they'll get nearly the same reading as at the gas station so long as the car was parked on level ground. And they won't need a wipe. And they can check their tire pressures when the tires are cold - something you can't do at the gas station.
Now if you were to read the section on checking transmission fluid and it were to say it should be checked with the transmission fluid at operating temperature then you could go on to say something about check engine oil right after checking the trans. But I doubt many owners could locate the trans fluid so this would be another waste of time - in other words, right up your alley.

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On 06/12/2010 02:24 PM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

news at 10: f.a.a. decides that airlines can dispense with "safety checks". the new standard of "well, it seemed to be ok last time we used it" is now considered sufficient for the nation's air fleet. spokesperson for a.l.p.a., mr brain acar, told reporters that members were "thrilled the stupidity is over" and that they were looking forward to "just getting on with flying".
under this rule change, airlines from the former soviet union member states and greater africa will now also be able to crash within u.s. airspace for the first time.
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jim beam wrote:

I checked my oil yesterday at a gas station about 2 minutes after turning the engine off. I checked it again this morning after it sat all night. The level on the dipstick was the same.
If I repeat this experiment a hundred times will I get a different result?
-jim
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On 06/13/2010 02:01 PM, jim wrote:

you found time to do this after you'd finished sniffing the seats in your school bus?

in your case, that is a psychometric challenge, not a statistical challenge.

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