: oil level high??

07-22-11, 11:12 AM
just got my 2010 ctsv about a week ago, and decided to check through a couple things. the dealership stated that they changed the oil upon receving the car. when i checked the level it was well above the crosshatches (seemed at least a quart high). i decided to change it myself. i added 6.5 quarts with a wix filter (seems that's what most people here do), and the oil level is identical to before---high. is my dipstick not reading correctly?? the car was completely level on my 4 post lift

also decided to change the rear end oil. thankfully, the fluid was completely filled (started leaking out of the fill plug when i opened it). fluid was still nasty in appearance and consistency--car has 11k miles.

07-22-11, 11:36 AM
FWIW, am under the impression the crankcase takes exactly 6 quarts with filter.

07-22-11, 12:07 PM
FWIW, am under the impression the crankcase takes exactly 6 quarts with filter.

That's what I use.

07-22-11, 12:26 PM
When I just changed my oil 6 quarts was too low w/ filter. I wound up putting 6.5.

07-22-11, 01:32 PM
Mine took exactly 6 quarts and was perfectly at just the top of the hash marks on the dipstick. Manual calls for 6 quarts with the oil filter.

07-22-11, 01:42 PM
Use the mark on the dipstick.

Caddy Wagon
07-22-11, 05:28 PM
6 qts with filter, done.

07-22-11, 10:03 PM
so i guess my dipstick might be off. i put exactly 6 and a half, and its clearly well-above the hatch marks. i guess i might consider draining a half quart

07-26-11, 11:52 PM
Is that hot or cold? i see it go from one set of holes to another going from cold to hot...