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Old 03-08-2016, 03:02 PM   #1
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So I changed my oil.

I replaced filter and added just below 9.25 quarts. I noticed the oil indicator says the oil is one bar below the full line, so above middle. Is that okay or should I pull some out. I went a little low so I wouldn't overfill so I am surprised it registers a bit high. I haven't check the dpi stock yet. I did run the car to 180. Thoughts?

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Dip stick, not whatever I wrote above.
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That is right where you want it. But check the dipstick because sometimes the digital isn't accurate. 9.25 is more than I can usually get in there.
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And....

.....despite what the owner's manual says, check it after she has sat for three nights without running to get an accurate reading.

On these engines, a little too little, is WAY better than a little too much.

The flat engine sump design can handle a lower oil level without drama better than other designs.
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:49 PM   #5
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I read the 9.25 quarts in the Bentley manual for a filter change. Maybe I read something wrong.
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9.25 is probably right if you can get all the oil out and let it drain for at least an hour. I've never been able to get that much out. I usually end up filling between 8.5 and 9
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It drained for over 20 minutes, tilted, level. Probably an hour.
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Oh, I probably got closer to 9. I am assuming the lines on the side of the mobile one 5 quart each represent a quart. Lines on left. 2 jugs, left with just one jug at just above the bottom line.
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Sorry lines on right. I'm losing my mind. I wish they would put the #'s on the side versus just a line.
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Lol @ rapid fire posts. Take a deep breath...

I recently did oil changes on three of mine. The level looked great on the cluster and dipstick right after I filled it. The next day it was 2 marks higher on the cluster and noticeably a little higher on the dipstick. I'm not sure if it was from the oil settling in, or from being out of level.

It's easy to drain a little oil out if it is high by just pulling the filter housing and dumping it.
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I do 9. No more, 9.25 would be ok but do not add more

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