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Old 01-29-2004, 12:43 PM   #7
reno_bk
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Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Sacramento,CA
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2004 WRX
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The dipstick's L--->H range only measures about a quart of oil, not the entire quantity, so if you're not registering, you could still have 4 quarts (of the 5 quarts total) in the engine.

Another thing is to make sure you give the oil enouhg time to drain back into the pan before checking it...I've changed the oil in my driveway, added 5qt of oil, and immediately checked the level only to see nothing on the stick...even though I know I just poured 5qt's in. A few minutes later, it read "full".

Brian
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