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When checking my oil dipstick after a recent oil change performed by dealer, I noticed the level was midway between the low and full mark. Is there any problem with the oil level being at this mark or am I risking damage? Btw, the engine was off for about half hour.
 

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When checking my oil dipstick after a recent oil change performed by dealer, I noticed the level was midway between the low and full mark. Is there any problem with the oil level being at this mark or am I risking damage? Btw, the engine was off for about half hour.
thats accually where I have kept my oil level in my past vehicles. to much oil is just as bad as too little.
 

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The IS-F engine retains heat for a long time, IMO. Here in the desert, to save the battery, I raise the hood after a drive; the top radiator hose stays blistering hot for many, many hours.

So, check your dipstick level immediately after switching off the engine ... assuming it's hot, such as after a 20+ mile drive ... and again after >12 hours. For example, when you get home in the evening and the next morning.

Post the dipstick levels for further comment ...
 

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Heat retention would be a function of heat capacity. The engine is an aluminum block, so retained heat would be mostly because of the amount of coolant and then oil. The coolant capacities aren't that much different than a 6 liter vette or a 5 liter ford engine. So the IS-F shouldn't be significantly hotter than either of those (or any similar sized engine).
 
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