We have a 2002 F-250 7.3L. I have a 400 mile trip tomorrow with some horses.
I went to check the oil tonight and it did not read,and I checked many times after cooling for an hour and after driving immediately. The only time it reads is after it is running. I am thinking since it holds so much oil the oil gauge and light hasn't been tripped yet. The things sounds fine,but it does a have a small leak some where. The oil isn't even registering on the stick. I am thinking the gauges and everything are working fine and it might be 2-4 quarts low. My question is does the stick go dry for some time before the alarms sound. I just need to know if I need to add oil or not,but I am thinking so. 145,000:miles