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Just changed the oil question

I just changed my oil and filter put in 8 qts like I always do. Before I cranked it up I pulled the dipstick and she was between the two holes. I thought to myself well I will need to add a little more but before I do I will crank it up then allow the oil to drain back into the pan. 1 hour later I pulled the stick and she was a good half inch over the upper hole. WTH.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-27-2016
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if you're certain you drained all the oil, don't sweat where it reads on the dipstick, put your 8qts in, start it, shut it off, let is settle for about 5 minutes, check for leaks, check dipstick reading, where ever it reads is your full mark. I see way too many people stress over this. there are going to be differences from car to car on the dipstick, my car when filled with 8qts is about an 1/8" below the top hole

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Always check after you start the car and let it sit. Like mentioned. If you put in 8, it should definitely be good to go.
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Thanks all this makes sense.
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Track package vehicles that require 5W-50 require 8.5 quarts.

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You're fine, don't sweat the small stuff. In my experience the dipstick will also read over a little since the tube kinda curls along the side of the engine, so when you bring it up it drags along the wall a little and sometimes some oil in the tube will mess up the reading a bit. Either way you'll be fine.

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I have noticed twice now that when the oil stops draining into the pan and I pull the filter, a significant amount of oil drains from the pan again. I used to put the plug in before pulling the filter and wondered why adding the eight quarts put me a bit over full.

Apparently I wasn't draining completely by putting the plug in before pulling the filter. Might be something to check next oil change.

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