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3.3T Oil Change. Spec or (dip)stick?

Michael_V

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I did my own first oil change. Car has 32K and I didn't want to have the dealer do it. Rotella 5w-40 full synthetic.
Oil filter changed. Manual says drain and refill 7.29 U.S. qt.
Did my best to guesstimate the amount. Ran the car to check for leaks. Looked at the dipstick after a few minutes later and level was ~1/2 qt. low.
I know I put in the correct amount, so I didn't add more. The next morning, the dipstick showed it was over-filled.

I'M CONFUSED.
 

EdP

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Michael_V

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Thanks for the reply, Ed.

I remove the drain plug, then rotate the tires. usually about half hour. Nothing coming out of the oil pan. The car is level, no ramps. Maybe a few minutes from leak check engine stop and first dipstick check. I understand the oil has to drain down. Having grown up working on Detroit heavy metal, looks like I have a learning curve to adjust to. Next time I'll try 6 1/2 - 7 qts., then check in a few hours or in the morning and go from there.
 

Husky

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I did my own first oil change. Car has 32K and I didn't want to have the dealer do it. Rotella 5w-40 full synthetic.
Oil filter changed. Manual says drain and refill 7.29 U.S. qt.
Did my best to guesstimate the amount. Ran the car to check for leaks. Looked at the dipstick after a few minutes later and level was ~1/2 qt. low.
I know I put in the correct amount, so I didn't add more. The next morning, the dipstick showed it was over-filled.

I'M CONFUSED.
I assume you changed the filter too? Just checking. Otherwise, what Ed said.
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Toddasaurus

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You'll only get over 7 quarts if you have the front up on ramps, otherwise you won't get all the oil out. If it's a little overfilled (like .5 quarts) that's fine; but way too much oil and it will start slopping around the crankshaft and cause problems.

The problem with Rotella synthetic is that it's no longer rated for gasoline engines. Before it lost its gas rating it was considered pretty dang good oil. Though, some say it's still the same stuff despite losing the certification. It's not something I'd use on our engines, but I used to do my wife's WRX oil changes with it.
 
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