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Old 06-04-2003, 02:26 PM
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How did you change the oil? Was the engine hot? How long did you let the oil drain?

Personally, I change it while the engine is as hot as I can stand and then let it drain overnight.

There will still be some amount of oil left in the oil cooler and the oil cooler lines that you won't get out. After I do this, I add 8 gallons and it typically brings the oil level right up to the FULL mark on the dipstick YMMV.

Oil level reading is best, most accurately, done after the engine has been off and sitting on level ground for a couple hours. This gives the oil time to drain down to the pan. Hope this helps.

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