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Old 08-09-2018, 09:55 PM   #1
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Oil Burning?

I just checked my dipstick 15 minutes after I drove my ss and I see oil only at the bottom of the dipstick. No where near the x's. I drive pretty aggressive on the street but should this be happening? There are no leaks in my driveway. Is this normal? Just got an oil change not too long ago
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:17 PM   #2
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Check it again in the morning before you start it.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:19 PM   #3
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I did that the time before this and same results
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Did you check it after the change?
Some have reported they only put in 6 quarts instead of 8.


Top it up and keep an eye on it.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:07 AM   #5
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any certain amount i should be putting in it at first?
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any certain amount i should be putting in it at first?

Dump in a quart and then see where it is on the stick. The 'add' mark (bottom of the Xs) is one quart.
Better to be a little low than overfilled.
If you are running synthetic it will run into the pan pretty quickly. If dino oil you should wait some time for it to drain down.
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Did you check it after the change?
Some have reported they only put in 6 quarts instead of 8.


Top it up and keep an eye on it.
Exactly.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:34 PM   #8
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so I put in 1 quart and its coming right below the bottom of the x's..Should I put in any more?
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You should add another quart. The level should always be within the X's.

Sounds like they only filled it with 6 quarts like the V6s take.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:00 PM   #10
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I am curious who the hell changed your oil without checking the recommended oil capacity.
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Old 08-11-2018, 03:58 PM   #11
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I definitely got charged more because they said I have an 8 quart engine capacity...I'd be surprised if they didn't fill it to 8..they showed me the dipstick after and it was in the x..maybe just from driving hard it went down?
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