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Old 04-01-2013, 10:19 PM   #1
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I've read the 2011 STI takes 4.24 quarts of oil. I poured a bit too much by accident, about 4.5-4.6 quarts. The dipstick is reading Full after shutting the engine off. Is this too much oil? Should I drain some? I let the oil drain for about 25 minutes before putting on a new filter and putting the drain plug back on the oil pan. If it is too much oil, can I loosen the drain plug a bit to let some oil out without having to replace the crush washer?

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Old 04-01-2013, 10:24 PM   #2
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It's fine. You don't have to do anything.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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It's fine. You don't have to do anything.
Thanks, I can sleep at night now
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #4
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Glad you are changing your oil by yourself! Keep checking oil levels, remember to keep it topped off
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:45 PM   #5
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can I loosen the drain plug a bit to let some oil out without having to replace the crush washer?
pretty sure they are one time use. so once you tighten them then loosen them you will want to throw it away and replace it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:00 AM   #6
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That's right where you want it; and actually you could probably get away with a little more. The "hot" reading if you will, is the notch ABOVE full. Meaning, it's OK to touch that notch if you are checking *right after* you shut the engine off.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:19 AM   #7
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Everyone I know dumps on 5 quarts and calls it a day.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:23 AM   #8
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Everyone I know dumps on 5 quarts and calls it a day.
That's what I always did.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:28 AM   #9
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:50 AM   #10
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pretty sure they are one time use. so once you tighten them then loosen them you will want to throw it away and replace it.
officially they are, but I've also replaced crush washers in some vehicles every 100k miles or so, without a single drop leaking... GENERALLY it is fine to reuse them.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:59 AM   #11
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I've never replaced my crush washer in the 85K miles of oil chages I have performed and have never had a single drop leak out.

Maybe I have a magical crush washer?
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:59 AM   #12
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officially they are, but I've also replaced crush washers in some vehicles every 100k miles or so, without a single drop leaking... GENERALLY it is fine to reuse them.
I purchased this
https://www.google.com/search?q=oil+...UgKM2v2_ovM%3A
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:30 AM   #13
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Yeah I didn't replace them the first couple changes either but they are less than a dollar do I went to the dealer and picked up like ten at once and they sit in a cup in my garage.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:46 AM   #14
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Fumoto drain valve ftw
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