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2013 C30 Oil Capacity Question (70K Oil change)

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2013 C30 Oil Capacity Question (70K Oil change)

Post by BlackThunder » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:20 pm

Changed my oil and 6 quarts went in fine but the dip stick was still showing low. I ended having to add a whole quart more to get the dipstick to go to full.

Is this a concern? Should I attempt to drain some oil out? Like do it tonight before it gets cold again in Minnesota? It was so nice today and I needed an oil change so I was glad to get it done.

I know 6.1 is the full capacity and I thought it was odd that it took 7 quarts.

I drained 6.1 quarts out (1 big container, 1 small, .5 or so of another container).

Would the extra .9 quart cause an issue? I plan on changing this oil in 5,000 miles if it isn't freezing out.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: 2013 C30 Oil Capacity Question (70K Oil change)

Post by RickHaleParker » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:15 am

BlackThunder wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:20 pm
I know 6.1 is the full capacity and I thought it was odd that it took 7 quarts.
Did you give it enough time for all the oil to drain to the crankcase? On level ground?
Check the oil level in the morning before you start the engine.
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Re: 2013 C30 Oil Capacity Question (70K Oil change)

Post by BlackThunder » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:56 pm

Thanks! I ended up draining a little out. I hope the engine is ok. It sounds and runs fine.

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