: Oil change quantity



n7don_srx
08-25-07, 09:35 PM
Just changed the oil and filter. Specs show 6 qts needed however the level was at the full mark on the dipstick at 5 3/4 qts. Probably overfilling 1/4 qt. wouldn't hurt anything but for now I'm leaving as is and will monitor. Anyone notice this when changing oil?

john d
08-29-07, 10:15 PM
Just changed the oil and filter. Specs show 6 qts needed however the level was at the full mark on the dipstick at 5 3/4 qts. Probably overfilling 1/4 qt. wouldn't hurt anything but for now I'm leaving as is and will monitor. Anyone notice this when changing oil?
Did you put a Genuine GM filter or some other kind?
The GM filter has a larger body than the "popular" filters from the neighborhood parts store.
From my "eyeball" assessment the GM could easily hold a 1/4 qt or more than the "popular" filters.