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      07-17-2012, 05:50 AM   #1
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Question Engine Oil !!

changed engine oil few days ago i put 5L , and checked the cars computer and it was at max , after 2 days a massage popped up that engine oil below minimum. so it needs more oil or what !!

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      07-17-2012, 06:00 AM   #2
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changed engine oil few days ago i put 5L , and checked the cars computer and it was at max , after 2 days a massage popped up that engine oil below minimum. so it needs more oil or what !!

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Maybe you want to use the There are already enough threads like this one!

I don't know how much exact oil the N53 needs... I do know that you should put in the wright amount stated in the manual.
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These cars take more than 5L, I forget the exact figure but theres your problem, they take 7 or 8 quarts.
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Did your car come with an owner's manual? If so, my recommendation is to
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changed engine oil few days ago i put 5L , and checked the cars computer and it was at max , after 2 days a massage popped up that engine oil below minimum. so it needs more oil or what !!

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5L is not enough.

It needs 6.5L or 6.9qt.
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      07-17-2012, 09:04 AM   #6
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Damn massages popping out of places.

But seriously, Doesn't it need 6.5-7 quarts?
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Did my oil yesterday, was 6.5
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ok thank u all
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Did your car come with an owner's manual? If so, my recommendation is to
As my manual gives capacities for only gas and windshield washer fluid, on what page of which manual did you find the spec for oil?

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pretty sure the manual says something like let engine come to temp like 15 min of driving....so fill the recommended amount and check 5 is too low
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I think it takes 6.8 to be exact. It also depends how much you let drain out. I always slightly under fill it with oil and keep a quart in the trunk and check it again after more driving and fill accordingly.
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6.5 litres as far as I know, but without a physical dipstick it is impossible to check, have to rely on the electronic dipstick...
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