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      02-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #219
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Originally Posted by Dannys M3 View Post
The first set I ordered do not fit the front sump. This fits perfect.
Those plugs stick UNDER the protective metal shield. If anything hits the shield, you run the risk of breaking your sump and instantly oil-starving your engine. I'd NEVER use that, but to each his own.

Originally Posted by ///My5UV View Post
Then it still called for another liter, so if you get a full drain, I guess it really needs 9.5.

By the way, it's kind of a pisser that the oil filter housing is tilted on these engines... makes it a bit tougher to get the old filter out without dripping oil everywhere.
9.5L is exactly what I use after a full drain, including sucking the oil filter housing dry. Always right at the top level mark.
The secret of not dripping a single drop is to allow the filter cap to 'gulp' air from the back (facing the engine, which sits higher) for a few seconds. That allows the oil to flow down the sump. If you pull the cap too soon, that's when you make a mess. And it's not easy to clean freaking oil from the belt pulleys. And yes, I learned the hard way too .