2010 Chevrolet Camaro Long Term Road Test


2010 Chevrolet Camaro: Checking the Oil Level

February 22, 2010

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While our 2010 Chevrolet Camaro has an oil-life indicator (it's showing 75 percent of life left, if you're interested), you still have to check the oil level the old-fashioned way via a dipstick. Not that I really mind. I actually feel more comfortable with an eyeball look than a in-car digital readout that just says "Oil Level OK."

camaro_dipstick.jpg But some cars are easier to check than others. The Camaro is one of the less-easy ones. The access point is fine, but the dipstick is long and twisted and has to be shoved down a long and angled tube; it feels like you're using a Roto-Rooter when you're trying to pull and push the thing. And when you're jiggling the dipstick so much to get it in and out, it makes it trickier to get a clean oil level mark.

Incidentally, there's an uncommon roominess in the Camaro's engine bay. You can't really see this in the photos, but it's almost old-school in the way there's space around the exhaust manifolds, spark plugs, drive pulleys and accessories.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 12,751 miles

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