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Hello,
Is there a trick in reading the oil dipstick on the 2.5 liter engine? I just changed the oil and in the life of me I'm not sure what the dip stick is showing. There must be a proven technique.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Left the dip stick out and waited around 1/2 hr and this I time managed to get a clear reading.
 

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I had this same problem after doing my first oil change. I put in the recommended 4.8 quarts. Oil level was barely at the low mark on dipstick. I asked at my local dealer about this....one of the tech's said they put in 5.2 quarts when they do an oil change. I added about a 1/2 quart. Now I'm showing a bit more than half way up the stick.
 

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I had this same problem after doing my first oil change. I put in the recommended 4.8 quarts. Oil level was barely at the low mark on dipstick. I asked at my local dealer about this....one of the tech's said they put in 5.2 quarts when they do an oil change. I added about a 1/2 quart. Now I'm showing a bit more than half way up the stick.
Thanks for this. I ended up with 5 quarts of oil before the dipstick registered full and I was under the impression that the capacity was 4.5 quarts. Out of curiosity do you know whether the clips on the oil cover need to be regularly replaced?
 

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There are two clips plus two screws that hold the plastic cover underneath the oil filter. To remove the plastic cover I removed the screws & pulled the clips and they both came out. I popped them back in when I reinstalled the cover. Anyway I figured it would be a matter of time before the clips broke.
 
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