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Old 12-11-2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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Lost on my last oil change....

I changed the oil on my Boxster last weekend. Put in fresh everything. Put in exactly 9.25 quarts of 0-40. It read full on the digital gauge and the dipstick was just over the max mark. I figured I needed to drive it to make sure it would still read full. It read 2 bars low after the first drive so I left it. After the second drive,2 days later it read full again.....I just drained out about 1 cup from the oil filter and the digital gauge still reads full....but the oil dipstick reads just at max. Any suggestions,do I leave it or drain more?
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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My money is on the dipstick being correct at least more consistant, I find the digital guage to be fussy (car angle etc).
I suppose for piece of mind you could drain another cup and re-check it.

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Old 12-11-2008, 05:41 PM   #3
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Read "Boxster Oil Change (Capacity)" thread in General Discussion. That will answer all your questions.
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You're fine, enjoy the car.
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I emptied out the oil filter one more time.....now it reads 1 bar from full. I'm not touching it for another year...............
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:06 PM   #6
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Quote;

"I emptied out the oil filter one more time.....now it reads 1 bar from full. I'm not touching it for another year.."

I think you were just fine from the get-go...you said...

"Put in exactly 9.25 quarts of 0-40"
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