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Quick Question, Oil

About to do the first oil change myself. How much oil do I add when I refill it? I know it's dumb, but better safe then sorry.

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As much as it takes to reach the "full" mark on the dipstick. But seriously, it should take between 6 and 6.5 quarts.
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mine used 6.5 quarts. What kind of oil are you going to use??? I reccomend Mobile 1.
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Mobile 1 it is. That's what the mechanic has been using all along. I decided to give it a try myself. I stopped at 6 and just wanted to make sure. Pretty easy job. What the hell was I paying a mechanic for?
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I dunno I've always changed mine. I even did it on my old dirtbikes...except I was only 12
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Congrats on your oil change! That's how I got started in all of this car stuff. Yeah, no point in paying somebody for stuff you can do yourself. Anyway, my '87 n/a takes exactly 6.5 quarts of Mobil 1.
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I'm assuming that everyone here who uses Mobil 1 has a car that doesn't lose any oil between changes?

I've got a leaky cam tower gasket, and lose about 0.5 qt per 1000 miles. I'm living with it (per mechanics's advice) until the belts need to be changed. Until then, I'm just going to put in what the manual suggests (Castrol GTX 20W50 or 10W40). I'll save the Mobil 1 for the air-cooled stuff.

Back to the topic, kudos to you on your first oil change. It's nice working on your own car, isn't it?

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Waterville, Huh? Born and bred in Toledo. I was just back there last weekend. Cheap booze. 2 dollar beers beat 6-8 in New York. I'll be back in May. Driving the car across.
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Good job. These cars can burn a quart or so every 3k miles. Porsche says that within tollerance. Pretty soon you will be doing all your own recomended maintiance, and saving lots of money.

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Fill it initially to full mark. Then run it and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then top off. Your initial fill does not get oil into the oil filter.
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Yep, its always a good idea to get to know how to do it yourself...I know you care about your car then any lube tech! Happy motoring!
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