ding ding ding... Give the man a prize...kierandill said:Yeah - I think 3-5/8 with filter change.
always do it myself....kudakev97SE said:do you guys always change your filter? i didn't a few times b/c i was too lazy to go to store and pic one up and shiet. but just seeing, latas. . .
are you sure? I've yet to see a manual say 4 qts. the only manual that says that is the Service Manual for a complete Engine overhaul..djbeck10 said:You mean that cool little book that comes with the car? All sorts of great info in there....
My manual says 4 quarts with new filter.
there you have it... I've never seen a 1g manual... like I said.. I've never seen one say 4 qts... til now...kenshi said:
but you know, stranger things have happened.. i recall the 1st time I did an oil change, the Discount PArts shop didn't have a 99 filter book, so I looked for the 98 Alty (thinking they are the exact same) and got a 98 filter for the oil..kenshi said:I thought so too.
ummm no... if your car is on jacks or a ramp, pouring until you get to the top line is wrong.. you will have more oil than needed since it pools to the back. and just filling up 3 qts is wrong too since the low to full line has a difference of only 1/2 qt I believe...chamburg said:Instead of asking everybody else what they do with their car, here's what you do. Empty the oil, replace the oil filter and replace the drain plug. Pour in 3 quarts, or up to the full line on the dipstick. Start the engine, check for leaks and stop the engine. Wait at least 15 min for all the oil to drain down to the pan. Check the dipstick and fill it to the full line again. This takes into account that the oil filter will hold some oil. This procedure makes sure you don't initially overfill the engine, while allowing you to make sure it is full when you finish.