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How many quarts of oil for an oil change on a 96 vw passat with a 2.8? changing filter also.

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Oil and filter change,about 3.1/2 litres(put in 2 then dip and fill to midway on dipstick....do NOT overfill.(with filter, jab a screwdiver though the side and unscrew it its easier.)

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