Re: That's typically an engine re-builder's info... - Saabnet.com Bulletin Board
A completely dry engine, dry oil filter and dry oil cooler will require 6.2 quarts of oil to fill up to specifications. If you do the math and calculate using, say, a 0.5mm layer of oil left on the cylinder walls, in the crankshaft bearings, on the crankshaft, engine walls, oil pan, in the cylinder head, oil lines, piston cooling lines, etc. and add the volume of the oil filter and oil cooler to these. Subtract that from the 6.2, you'll come up with the amount the owner's manual says to add when doing an oil change. Like Noel, I too have been filling my oil up to the X in MAX on the dipstick. Been doing this for more than 600k miles...
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Posts in this Thread:
- '94-'98 owners: Anyone using over 5 Qts of oil?, sam96CS , Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:29:38
- It has been done with no reported problems, sam96CS , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:00:42
- Re: That's typically an engine re-builder's info..., Street, Sat, 3 Feb 2018 08:44:58 <-- Viewing This Message
- The manual says 5.3 quarts, Noel , Fri, 2 Feb 2018 12:44:34
- Re: '94-'98 owners: Anyone using over 5 Qts of oil?, Simon S, Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:40:20
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