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too much oil

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by House, May 6, 2008.

  1. House

    House [OP] Member

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    Had the oil changed today. The receipt from the dealer shows 6 units of synthetic. This seems like too much oil to me - I think the owners manual calls for 5.2 litres with filter. So I check the oil after the truck has been sitting for two hours (plenty of time to level) and the stick shows about a half an inch above full. Now, these dipsticks can be a pain in the ass to read, so I did it like 10 more times - all the same.

    Before I go back to the dealer, can someone tell me if they've experienced the same?
     
  2. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    well, depending on if you have the bigger filter or not, you can run 6 quarts with out any problems. i usually put 5.5 quarts in mine,with a mobil1 m1-102 filter, and its usually pretty close. alot of people are using 6 quarts though, without any problems.

    and you are correct....the dipstick sucks man!! you may want to sand it a bit.....give the oil something to stick to.
     
  3. missileman125fw

    missileman125fw Well-Known Member

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    How will sanding the dipstick help? My oil is so clean I can't tell either!
     
  4. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    sanding it will just give it a better surface for the oil to sit on when the truck has been sitting for a little while.
     
  5. ChrisDeSoup

    ChrisDeSoup Come on, Touch it......

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  6. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    that'll work too.
     
  7. Terrier

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    I too have difficulty reading the dip stick. My wife's 1995 Rav 4 has a great dip stick with cross hatches, making it very easy to read.
     
  8. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Well-Known Member

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    Take it back to the dealer with your manual. Show them the dipstik reading. Ask them why they overfilled it. 1/2'' on a dipstick is getting into dangerous territory because at a certain point the crank as it's spinning will cause air bubbles in the oil which can adversely affect lubrcation and damage engine parts. I'm speaking directly from experience;)
     
  9. 4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    Dremel tool and a sanding bit and rough it up between the low and high marks. So much easier to see. That's a mod right? ;)
     
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