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I have an oil leak that I need to get fixed. However, since all...or at least most of the oil has drained out, I need to know how many quarts of oil I need to put back into the motor to get it safely to the dealership.

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If it has a dip stick Add 1 qt at a time till it comes to full mark ..

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