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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Reading the oil dipstick

ok so im curious, and never got a strait answer for my dealer.
when you read the dipstick, it has 3 notches, 1 being lowest, and 3rd being max. how do you know if your past max??? there is no more notches, and there is only a little oil on the word "max" (engine isnt hot, but warm). do you think i went over?


edit: also it took about 6.5 qts.
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I have no idea. I know the 2.0 carries only 6qts but its not good to be overfull i dont think so i would ask the dealer how much it takes.
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6.5 quarts...
Its better to not have enough oil vs. too much oil.


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6.5 quarts is exactly what you want. It's not 6 quarts, it's 6.5 exactly. Trust.
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k thanks guys
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Man that's strange mine takes 6 quarts exactly and where I change my oil could not be any more level.

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Man that's strange mine takes 6 quarts exactly and where I change my oil could not be any more level.
Always been 6.5 for me. After you fill the car with oil you should start the car, let it run for a minute, turn it off and then check the stick.

It will show 6 quarts is enough at first but when you run the car and the filter gets filled with oil along with everything else, you will see that you need that extra 1/2 quart. This is my experience every time.
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the thing that sucks is that all 3 notches are full and there is a lite coating where it says (max).
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the thing that sucks is that all 3 notches are full and there is a lite coating where it says (max).
That sounds about right. You will be fine bro. I wouldn't worry so much. All good.
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ok, thanks....
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