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The "cross" shape of the dipstick is supposed to help retain the oil using the "liquid surface tension". Although it is not "at a glance" reading, it is possible to get a level from that Guzzi dipstick.

I asked my good friend at LIQUI MOLLY, here's the answer: the dipstick is calibrated to be accurate when the oil is hot (my guess).


    Technically it is absolutely normal to check the oil level at operating temperature. Oil has a different behavior and a different volume when it is hot, so to make sure the oil level is correct when the engine is running the level should be checked / adjusted when it is hot.

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