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Old 08-18-2005, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Cowboy Bebop
good idea to always check it after a dealer service (if you don't change your own oil) as many of them tend to Overfill these cars for some reason and you might need to have it syphoned off a bit.
Maybe it's a countermeasure to make for high oil pressure, for the whole exploding engine problem ...Dipsticks are for a guess-timation for the shadetrees..People commonly overfill their engines with oil after oil changes, because they prime the oil filter and immediately check their dipstick, not thinking about how much oil is still up top, (not to say that dealership servicemen don't do the same)...So on cold starts their oil pressure is maxed out...very bad for crankcase ventilation..even worse for closed crankcase ventilation...

If the owners manual says 6-1/2 quarts...then that's exactly what I put in it, and never turn around to double check...
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