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Is 11.5 Quarts Of Oil OK?

I looked at my manual and it states about 10.5 quarts. I changed the oil last night and the dealer forgot to give me the two crush washers so I let it sit all night to drain until I could get the washers this morning.

I added 1/2 of quart of oil to the filter before I installed it and then added 10 quarts. I let it warm up but the needle never moved off of the red so I added another 1/2 of quart to make it 10.5 but the needle still didn't move.

I ended up adding a total of 11 quarts and then went for a short drive to see the needle move up to 3/4 of the way to full. Got back and checked the oil to find its still about 1/2 low. Is it normal to take 1 full quart more then the manual suggest?
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I have a 1971 911S with a 2.7 RS spec and a front mounted oil cooler. It has a total volume of about 11 quarts. I need a little over 9 quarts to get it full after an oil change. Your oil volume sounds like a good amount. It is midway between the marks at operating temperature at idle on a level surface?
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Yes, a little over 1/2 on the dip stick. It sits in my garage which is flat.
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Sounds fine to me.
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Just changed mine 88 930, yesterday and added 11 quarts and dipstick read half way between the two lines exactly the same as your car. Relax and go for
a cruise now............
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Just changed mine 88 930, yesterday and added 11 quarts and dipstick read half way between the two lines exactly the same as your car. Relax and go for
a cruise now............
Thanks but couldn't the needle on the dash be up in the white section? Mine is in the middle.
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So, if the stick says it's half way and gauge also says half way then that is excellent. The gauge is working prefectly.
Of course it's better to trust the stick, but the gauge might give you an indication if you had a big leak.
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I topped it off today with another 1/2 quart (11.5) and all is well now.
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