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      03-23-2011, 11:32 AM   #17
Georgeair
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Originally Posted by Talk2meg00se View Post
Mine was essentially empty, I added maybe 7/8th a quart, and it now registers as being practically full. At more than double this volume, you have drastically over-filled.
In the spirit of not bashing fellow fans of the car, even when they are not necessarily that mechanincally inclined, I would like to just add that the oil monitor isn't registering total capacity, showing "full" and "empty". It's basically showing the range between 8 and 9 liters that's on board, with a prompt to add one once it falls to 8. Others have posted similar impressions, and it's not that critical to keep it off the lower part of the displayed range.

The takeaway from this is the car will be fine all day long on 8.5, 8.7, whatever less-than-completely-full level it may be at from time to time. Trying to squeeze in that last 8 oz with a less-than-perfect monitoring system is foolhard, IMHO.

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