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Old 04-23-2003, 07:08 PM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
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Eric,

When you drain the oil out and change the filter you get a about another quart out than is normally "stored" in the pan. So, you should start the car, run it until you see you have oil pressure, check for leaks, then shut it down. Wait a few minutes and check it again.

The capacity is listed in the owner's manual as 6.5 liters, with the filter change. That is closer to 7 quarts than 6, so fire it up and check it after you get the full 3 bar oil pressure for a few minutes. Good luck, Jim
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