Every Kawi engine I've owned has had an add and full mark on the dipstick. Most of Kawi's engines for the last several years have had plastic dipsticks, and they don't have any holes in them. Ignore the holes. They have nothing to do with how much oil it should have. The full mark or the upper end of the checked area is the go by, not the holes.
Your dealer told you that you wouldn't need/use all of the 2 quarts of oil based on not changing the filter. If the manual says to use a certain amount, go by that, not what your dealer tells you. He doesn't have to pay any repair bills for you, so what he would do personally doesn't really matter.
Originally Posted by Darryl G
I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.