I always use 5.5 or so when i do my changes.
i was on vacationMoogieBoogie said:I dont get it then. I guess some oil would remain inside the containers, but when they put in 5.5 quarts, it shows that the oil level is a bit low. Is something wrong?
Frank, you disappeared!
Geez.. must have been on vacation forever! How's the car running these days?Ranger498 said:i was on vacation
i guess when most places put 5.5 quarts of oil and the use of the bigger oil filter and the fact that some oil can stay inside the container's it wont read exactly 5.5 quarts.
Really, why don't you just do it the right way?? Put in 5 quarts, start her for a couple minutes, then shut it off and check and fill until you hit the full mark.TommyR1 said:dood.. why ya making it so hard on urself... just put in 5 qt of oil.. run the engine for a lil bit.. then let it sit for 2 minutes and then check the oil with the dipstick... better to have the oil to about midway on the cross section... compensates for the oil still within the engine while warm... but to answer your question, i use the big oil filter too.. i put in about 5.2-5.3 and its at thr 75% mark of the cross section. 1 qt low from time to time.. my car does it too.. 90k on the car now, its a 94 model. I just changed out the vavle stem seals.. i gotta check the oil again.. if i recall correctly..its consuming less oil. I use mobil 1 synthetic.. fergot which weight though.