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GAP Tool Oil Level Readings

Discussion in 'LR4' started by NavDefender, Nov 20, 2020 at 8:06 AM.

  1. NavDefender

    NavDefender New Member

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    2 questions about the GAP tool oil level readings. Does anyone know:

    1) how the oil level is “calculated” (left reading)

    2) what on earth the right reading is telling me? Not even sure what the units are.

    These are readings after a recent oil change, engine cold and engine hot.

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    Sorry, no idea. Sometimes I feel like the less I know, the better. Not often, but sometimes.
     
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    m is typically an abbreviation for meters.
    my best guess would be...
    1 meter = 39.37"
    39.37" x .146 = 5.74"
    bottom of pan to top of oil level is 5.74"?

    Id assume the oil volume is calculated by a capacity of the pan combined and the level of the oil, measured by the oil level sensor.
     
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    It's telling you that the system is actually only measuring the "depth" of oil (in meters). It then uses that value to make the volumetric calculation based on the known geometry of the reservoir.
     
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    Helpful, thanks - then this might be the only place there is an actual readout of oil level ... and I think 0.135 m might be slightly more than full for the SCV6.


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    Oil volume in L and oil depth "bottom of sump to oil level" 0.135m is 13.5cm. 2.54cm in an inch. Really the US has to get on board with the metric system.

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    Keep in mind the data may not be absolute. The FSM procedure for oil change includes a secondary procedure to "calibrate" the sensor; basically after you drain & refill, you tell the sensor that is the normal/correct level. The FSM also explains how the sensor works, the explanations above are correct, it senses the depth in the oil pan and converts that to liters.
     
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