Exactly...and now mine actually does that! Never have I been so excited to open a package containing only a dipstick...All dipsticks work that way. There is no need to ever keep topping off the oil level with minute amounts of oil. People are way over-obsessive about engine oil level. For most all automotive engines, the hash area represents approximately 1 quart/1 liter, which is the top quart (i.e. 7th quart) of oil in the engine.