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Old 04-07-2012, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I put almost 5 q. during oil change?

I have an EX , 06. and I put almost 5 quarts, I read that is only 4, Do I need to drain some oil or just let it go this time ??

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Old 04-07-2012, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It may have been low before. Just check your dipstick and make sure its at the correct level. Did you do it yourself? Or did a place do it and tell you they put in 5?
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Too much oil is bad. I'd just drain some out to be safe.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Needs 3.8 definitely not 5
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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where's it at on the dipstick?
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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don't worry to much...just drain a little bit of it out.... you will be good.. having to much oil is not bad for the motor but it does add a little stress on the block.... i would ratter have more then less... don't want to have a spun rod bearing that would suck... check the dip stick and have it between the two dots and you will be good
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don't worry to much...just drain a little bit of it out.... you will be good.. having to much oil is not bad for the motor but it does add a little stress on the block.... i would ratter have more then less... don't want to have a spun rod bearing that would suck... check the dip stick and have it between the two dots and you will be good
No, too much is bad. Especially 1.xx quarts. Having the crank slam into the oil surface is very hard on it.

Check the stick. Drain until you're at the top mark for full. Take your time and don't over drain it.

I actually did thus to my moms Kia the other day. Loosen these drain plug and use it as a control for the oil flow. Let it glow for a few (15-20) seconds slowly and then insert th's plug. Check the stick. And repeat unti) the level is properly lowered.

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Too much oil can be almost as bad as not enough oil. Its not too big of a deal for 1/2 a qt but any more than that is too much and needs to be drained.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks, i will check tommorrow.

lets say that I put between 4.5 and 4.7 not really 5.

I changed the oil myself, transmission fluid change is my next project maybe I need to take the baby to a real mechanic.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Just check the dipstick..... The r18 auto trans fluid change is even easier.

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