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    Too much oil?

    Hi all. I just had my oil changed for the first time. My mechanic said it took 4 quarts.... Despite the car manuel saying it takes 3. Both of us checked the dipstick and it reads good. Is this wrong? Cars running fine. Thanks!



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    Odd. At work I fill from a big measuring cup and usually dump in a little over 3L. From what I just googled Mitsu specs are 3.2qt. When are you checking the level, right after shutting it off or are you waiting 5-10mins for most of the oil to drain back into the pan giving a more accurate measurement? If it's noticably overfull on the stick or looks foamy I'd drain a little out otherwise if it says it's fine on the dipstick I wouldn't worry about it, other than wonder if how this happened? Did you use 1qt jugs that weren't actually a full qt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Odd. At work I fill from a big measuring cup and usually dump in a little over 3L. From what I just googled Mitsu specs are 3.2qt. When are you checking the level, right after shutting it off or are you waiting 5-10mins for most of the oil to drain back into the pan giving a more accurate measurement? If it's noticably overfull on the stick or looks foamy I'd drain a little out otherwise if it says it's fine on the dipstick I wouldn't worry about it, other than wonder if how this happened? Did you use 1qt jugs that weren't actually a full qt?
    Waiting for the car to cool off to check it again, but it did look good when I was at the shop. I'll chime in again in around 20 minutes.

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    It definitely does not take 4. Did your mechanic find a bigger filter I wonder? I have wanted to look for this for a while to add a little more oil capacity, but as usual too lazy
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    I use 3.5 quarts during an oil change...which is roughly what the pan and filter hold. I wouldn't lose any sleep over 4 quarts...as long as the level isn't well above the "full" range on your dipstick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon2knight View Post
    Hi all. I just had my oil changed for the first time. My mechanic said it took 4 quarts.... Despite the car manuel saying it takes 3. Both of us checked the dipstick and it reads good. Is this wrong? Cars running fine. Thanks!

    3.2 qt is the sweet spot. Also, check on level ground. Ive noticed checking on an incline shows higher level on the dipstick, despite claims of anti-drainback valve in the oil filter.

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    Just checked it again and back I go to my mechanic....sigh....it's definitely too much oil, I can't even read it on the dipstick it's so high. I knew it too....gotta listen to myself more often, lolz. At least I live close and he'll fix it no problem. Thanks all for advice, I'll show him this thread when I get back there

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon2knight View Post
    Just checked it again and back I go to my mechanic....sigh....it's definitely too much oil, I can't even read it on the dipstick it's so high. I knew it too....gotta listen to myself more often, lolz. At least I live close and he'll fix it no problem. Thanks all for advice, I'll show him this thread when I get back there
    Or just show him the spec in your owners manual if you have one? or this https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...4dUDCA0&uact=5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Or just show him the spec in your owners manual if you have one? or this https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...4dUDCA0&uact=5
    Hilariously I DID show him the owners manual to prove it took 3 quarts....but he insisted it read very low when he did that and he added another quart(it's a 5 gallon jug). No issues, he'll fix it, just annoying doing it twice in one day. I wish I still had a place/space to change it myself again, but NYC is at a premium for that sort of nonsense nowadays

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon2knight View Post
    Hilariously I DID show him the owners manual to prove it took 3 quarts....but he insisted it read very low when he did that and he added another quart(it's a 5 gallon jug). No issues, he'll fix it, just annoying doing it twice in one day. I wish I still had a place/space to change it myself again, but NYC is at a premium for that sort of nonsense nowadays
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