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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by SRT_BluByU View Post
    0w-40 or 15w-50? what brand?
    I've tracked with Amsoil 0w-40 signature series. did I think 5 sessions at laguna seca. The hottest the car got was around 220F-225F. No issues.
    I paid for a 5 year membership with amsoil so i use their oils for my vrod and my viper.
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  2. #52
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonicbloo View Post
    in light of the engine failures, the 2014 and 2015 manual was changed !!!!!

    2014 page 288

    2015 page 312

    Checking Oil Level
    To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
    be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
    regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
    check the oil level is approximately five minutes after a
    fully warmed engine is shut off. Do not check oil level
    before starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
    Checking engine oil level when the engine is cold will
    give you an incorrect reading.
    Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground also
    will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Add
    oil only when the level is below the SAFE mark.
    Wow, I didn't realize the 2013 manual had actually falsely advised the consumer. Now I don't even own a GenV but in premeditation if I do buy one I have been following this religiously for years. It is rather shocking to see some current GenV owners that have been on this forum for some time are still confused about the process. If people who actually use this forum are still confused about this I can only imagine how many people with GenV's that aren't on the forum are still running their GenV's low on oil. Something so simple is going to continue to be a problem for these GenV's. It is very unsettling for the used GenV buyer and sadly even if a new owner is up to date with their knowledge there is a serious chance that they could buy one that has already had some internal damage (excessive wear to certain bearings and components).

  3. #53
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperGeorge View Post
    13s and some 14s had an earlier dipstick. It was redesigned sometime in 2014 to help reduce wipe when pulling the stick out. My 14 has the newer style. You can tell which one you have easily enough. If the yellow ring is parallel to the windshield when installed you have the newer style. If it sits at a 45 degree angle to the windshield you have the older design. I'm told it should be installed so you can read "Engine" on the top of the yellow ring from the front of the car. Not sure why this is important I think it may have something to do with the dipstick entering the pan at a slight angle.
    My 13 has a parallel ring...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LmeaViper View Post
    My 13 has a parallel ring...
    Is your car a late 13 or did you buy it used? If used maybe a previous owner had it changed. The difference is the location of the bend in the stick and the size of the hash marks.
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  5. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by ViperGeorge View Post
    Is your car a late 13 or did you buy it used? If used maybe a previous owner had it changed. The difference is the location of the bend in the stick and the size of the hash marks.
    Hashmark is the giveaway (see picture and posts above). Early dipstick had had a 2 quart range to bottom of safe, and that was changed to only 1-quart down to bottom of safe.
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