Question about checking my oil
I checked my oil recently, and I am unsure of the reading. Basically, on the front side of the dipstick (the side with the Min/Max indicators) the oil goes above the Max level, but on the back side, the oil is below the Min level. Basically, there is a "thick" portion of oil that shows up on both the front and back sides of the dipstick that doesn't reach the Min indicator, and there is a "smear" of oil that only shows up on the front side of the dipstick but not the back (and the smear goes above the max line). The oil that is on the front but not the back isn't nearly as "thick" as the oil that is on the front and back, so I initially thought that the oil that is on the front and not on the back may just be some residue oil from the pipe that the dipstick is in. However, I do not want to add more oil and cause an overfill. Can someone help clarify as to what I should do.