Hey everyone. A few months back I got a 2011 Mustang GT. My 3K miles is up so it's time to do an oil change per Ford. Now, I drain the old oil, change filter, yadda yadda. This isn't my first oil change, been doing them forever on my BMW and my old 2006 GT, never an issue until now.
Also, before anyone thinks I didn't get all of it out I left the drain plug out for about 10 minutes with the oil cap off, filter out. The car was level. Now, I put in 3 quarts exactly of Mobil 1 5W-20 and let it sit for a minute before checking the level and putting more in. Knowing it takes 8 quarts I'd like to know which QT readings associate to what marks/levels on the dip stick.
Anyway, to my surprise 3 QT shows between the A and X on MAX. WTF.
I wiped it off, checked and rechecked probably 15 times and it still shows on MAX after 3 quarts. Again, WTF?
I'm wondering if my dipstick is the wrong kind or who knows what. If anyone else has a similar year (or identical) please let me know what your dip stick looks like and what numbers it shows on there. I'm scared to drive it until I get this situation figured out.
Here is the dip stick all clean. The numbers on it show YL5E-6750-AA
and yellow dip stick handle has PET-GF30
Here is after 3 quarts, checking the oil after multiple wipes. Shows between A and X on MAX.
What in the world is going on? Any advice, tips and suggestions welcomed. Never seen or heard of something like this happening before.