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Old 12-11-2011, 05:57 PM   #1
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So, due to sheer stupidity and not paying attention while changing my oil today, I put a full 5L into my 2011 wrx. This puts me way over what the manual says and well past the full mark on the dipstick. Is it in my best interest to drain a bit off or will it be ok?

Please feel free to mock me. It was a real facepalm moment.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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I have been putting in a full 5 in my Subaru since you were in second grade. Many, many, many, many others do this as well. Too much oil is not a bad thing unless you go full retard and add in like 7 quarts. Relax and ALWAYS add a full 5 so you don't have to have 93 bottles with 9 ounces in them rattling around in your garage.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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put the oil drain pan under the filter.....unscrew it...let it drain a bit...screw it back on


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dont worry about it
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:06 PM   #4
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Good to hear, this was a 5 liter jug, not 5 quart thus my concern as its a good bit extra.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:14 PM   #5
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:32 PM   #6
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No worries, you're good.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:55 PM   #7
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Seriously?!?! 5L of oil is good??
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:59 AM   #8
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Seriously?!?! 5L of oil is good??
d00000000000000000000000d

we been sayin this for YEARS........but the kiddie boiz think ya gotta pour it in with a measuring cup or its gonna



it wont

i had 6qt in my bugeye and didnt even know it until i LOOKED at the jug i bought and it was a 5 qt jug and not a 4qt jug....and i had added another quart when i had changed it
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:26 AM   #9
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Number of engines that have died because of one quart extra? None.

Number of engines with spun bearings because it ate a quart or the owner underfilled it a little? LOTS!
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OP said he put 5L of oil in his car. Must be a typo. I hope.
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^One quart is .9~ liters, and oil is commonly sold in 5 liter jugs.
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OP said he put 5L of oil in his car. Must be a typo. I hope.
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I have been putting in a full 5 in my Subaru since you were in second grade. Many, many, many, many others do this as well. Too much oil is not a bad thing unless you go full retard and add in like 7 quarts. Relax and ALWAYS add a full 5 so you don't have to have 93 bottles with 9 ounces in them rattling around in your garage.
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