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Re: engine oil dipstick reading
When you put the dipstick in and it reads "1/4", does the dipstick go all the way in? Check the bottom of the dipstick tube where it goes into the engine to see if the bolt that holds it in place is properly tightened (or even there!).
Also, are you referring to the two marks on the dipstick? If so, those marks indicate the range of oil level that is acceptable. If the oil goes over the top mark you have too much oil. Below the bottom, you need to add oil. So, if the dipstick is showing the oil level between the marks, everything should be fine!
I hope this helps!