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How much oil does it need. Think have over oiled and have drained but need to know how much to put back in. Thanks

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You should check your owner's manual under routine maintenance. If you don't know, measure what you took out and put that much back in, and then slowly add about half a pint at a time, checking and rechecking the oil level on the dip stick. The level should fall between the two points marked on your dip stick.

Posted on Apr 17, 2015

Testimonial: "Hi No good measuring what I took out as I orginally flooded the machine. Now just want to know how much in mls to put back in. Manual does not say. Just says to change oil"

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    Rhonda Webster Apr 17, 2015

    Okay, well I would start with about three and a half quarts of oil or slightly less. It is hard for me to tell your because I don't know what kind of car you have and how big the engine is. There are about 950 ml in a quart. After you put that much in, it is time to slow way up. Check the dipstick and then add about a fourth of a quart (no more) then check the dipstick again. Keep repeating this process until you get the oil level to go between the two lines on your dipstick. The reason you must go slow is because if you overfill it (which sounds like that happened to you before) two things can happen. Oil can leak out of the dipstick, drip all over the hot engine and burn and stink. Or, worse yet, too much oil can damage the seals in your engine. I hope that helps! :)

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