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Okay, I've owned several Vipers (Gen's 2, 3, and 4...modded and stock) Vette's, and LS F-bodies. I have never seen anything like this before.

I swapped the oil cooler lines on my Gen V Viper. No issues and pretty easy/straight forward. While I was there, I changed the oil. This is my first oil change in a Gen V. Here is my issue...

When I put the dipstick back in with the "safe" range facing me, it reads almost an 1/8 of an inch higher than the max safe range. HOWEVER, on the other side of the dipstick, it reads within the safe range (close to the top of it). Soooo...I turn the dipstick around and measure it again. The readings are consistent.

The bottom line here is, there are two different readings depending on which side of the dipstick you are looking at.

My question is, which side is the legit reading? If I go with one side, the amount of oil in the car is perfect...right where it should be. If I look at the other side, then it's almost an 1/8th of an inch too much oil.

Looking for facts and not opinions (not trying to be a jerk just want real world exp or expert analysis). Thanks.
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