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4.5 or 5 quarts of oil?

Ok so the manual says 5 quarts of oil w/ filter change, but I found this http://www.infinitihelp.com/QR/04G35.pdf same engine and they call for 5 quarts. What do you guys do when doing oil changes. Kinda frustrates me that .5 quart leftover in the 5 quart jug.

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Old 11-04-2009, 11:51 AM
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Ok so the manual says 5 quarts of oil w/ filter change, but I found this http://www.infinitihelp.com/QR/04G35.pdf same engine and they call for 5 quarts. What do you guys do when doing oil changes. Kinda frustrates me that .5 quart leftover in the 5 quart jug.
I buy the 4.4litre (4.65qt) PennzPlat and dump it all in when doing an oil/filter change. Shows up just barely over the full mark on the stick.

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Do not go over the full mark...its better under than over...

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Do not go over the full mark...its better under than over...
Not if it's a VQ35...

But yes, it's possible to burn up a cat by significantly overfilling it.
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i do 4.5 qts

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I do the whole 5 of Mobile 1. I dont have cats though.


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Mine takes the entire jug of Penzoil Platinum

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Not if it's a VQ35...

But yes, it's possible to burn up a cat by significantly overfilling it.
Hmm well is .5 quarts significantly overfilling? I'd rather waste .5 quarts of oil then mess up the car.

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Hmm well is .5 quarts significantly overfilling? I'd rather waste .5 quarts of oil then mess up the car.
1/2 quart isn't significant. I usually go with 5 quarts in case the car suddenly feels like burning half a quart. It usually doesn't, but you never know with the VQ.

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i use the gallon jug of valvoline and then another 1/4qt on top of that.

i suck at conversions but its whatever my manual recommends


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When I change my oil and filter, I put in 4.5 qts, start the engine and let it run till the oil light goes off. I let the car sit for about 15 minutes, then check the dipstick and add oil until it reaches the full mark. I also recheck after letting the car sit over night. Add oil if it isn't at the full mark. Depending on how much of the old oil is drained, it takes about 4.6 to 4.8 qts. I save the left over oil for the next oil chage.
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1/2 quart isn't significant. I usually go with 5 quarts in case the car suddenly feels like burning half a quart. It usually doesn't, but you never know with the VQ.
Well that's good to know

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I do 4.5 but I usually need the other .5 before 3000 miles is up. I guess I could just overfill it a little. I dont have any cats to worry about hurting anyway

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Or just check the dipstick after you pour the 4th quart. add to 4.5, check again. is it at the ideal level? add more if the answer is no.



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I use ~4.5 qt and check the dipstick. I add the other half quart around 4k miles and change between 6.5-7k miles depending on the oil analysis that I do every at 6.5k miles. I basically change oil twice a year, use full syntheic and puralator pure one filters. I've had several oil analysis done at Blackstone that support my schedule, it is what is right for me, I don't know what it right for anyone else nor do I suggest anyone follow what I do. Driving habits, enviroment, oil and filter type and so on all play a part.

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