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#1 bluebaru

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:27 PM

Ok so i changed the oil today and put in 4.2 quarts like the service manual and everything i have ever seen says(ea81 4wd) so i check the dipstick after i put in the oil and it reads way over full. i think no big deal the oil just needs to be run through the engine. so i run the car at idle for a few minutes and then tear it up around the block for a minute or two. get back and the dipstick still reads way over full?

which do i trust?

dipstick ?
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the fact that i put in 4.2 quarts like the manual says?

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:15 PM

Hey did you change the filter too? We're you on level ground? I would trust the dip stick. The last time I changed my oil and filter was about two weeks ago and I used a one gallon container of oil and it filled it perfectly. I drained the oil at the pan until it was just barely dripping and at the filter until it wasn't dripping at all. What does the oil pressure read? Good luck!

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#3 bluebaru

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 10:43 PM

yeah i changed the filter and drained from both till nothing was coming out but i dont really know what was going on. the pressure reads about 25psi but thats just on the crappy dash gauge i dont think i would trust it very much...

#4 Ross

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 04:38 PM

which do i trust?

dipstick ?
or
the fact that i put in 4.2 quarts like the manual says?


The figure in the manual is only meant as an indication. Put three quarters or a bit more of the amount it states, check the dipstick, add a bit more, check again etc. untill it is correct. Start the car, run for a min or two, let the oil settle for another minute or two, then check again and top up as necessary.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 04:48 PM

For my EA81 i just put 4 quarts even in it and it reads full on the dipstick.




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