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Crown vic oil change

I have a 1990 5L V8 crown vic police edition and i just changed the oil and filter, i took the plug off from the oil pan and drained the oil and then re screwed the plug in , then removed and replaced the old filter with a new one, then added 4.5 liters of oil...the problem is that the dip stick is showing that the oil is way over....i know this engine take at least this amount so why is the dip stick showing that i have added to much thoughts are that somewhere along this cars life the dip stick got changed with the wrong one...i have also read online that there may be 2 different locations that i have to drain the oil from... my question is are there 2 locations where the oil must be drained.... if i have added the correct amount of oil then why is the dip stick showing that i added to much.. Thank You

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  • tazadminn May 21, 2009

    ram600hoYes i did start the engine

  • tazadminn May 21, 2009

    yea i was thinking of doing the same thing but i need to know if there is two plug drains

  • tazadminn May 21, 2009



    Where is the regular one located

  • tazadminn May 21, 2009



    i will take a look at that

  • Dave Leoni May 11, 2010

    Did you start and run the engine to fill the oil filter first? If not, that's why it shows overfull.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    if u drainned the oil and added 5 quarts with the filter then remark the dipstick. problem solved right?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Oil light keeps popping on and off just added 2quarts yesterday and added 2 more today. It's still showing at the bottom of the stick.



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Some of them have an oil plug at the front of the pan, as well as the regular one. You have to drain them both. The front one only holds a quart or less.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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    Dar May 21, 2009

    The main one is at the back. There is another one at the front, of the pan.



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