OIL CHANGE

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  1. jointerjohn

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    hi all i have just changed the oil and filter on my 2011 ducato 2.3 130 multi jet engine the manual says 6.5 ltrs i have put 6 ltrs in i have run the engine for a short time after many attempts i am not able to determine the level on the dip stick it just seems to be all up the min/max marks should i take it for a run to maybe settle it down any suggestions ?
     
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    Mine (2011 150 multijet) took just under 6 litres last week with filter change as well.
    Spot on the mark on dipstick. Manual says 5.9 litres including filter. Page 263 Fiat handbook, same as yours should be.
     
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    I think you need to let it settle a bit longer to get a true reading.
     
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    Also, remember when oil changing, you never get it all out, so a measure of the old oil is left behind. :emo:
     
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    Changed my 07 2.3 Peugeot oil a while ago it's dead on full on the dipstick but the thing on the dash that comes up with your oil level in a number of rings now says high sometimes. Don't know why as it is random doesn't seem to matter wheather it's level on the ground or what.
     
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    Hi chaser.
    Its an old French trick,to keep the Peeps double checking their oil,the SPEEDS... they used to travel at,needed a full sump....LOL.
    You cannot beat the old,"Oil Sword LOL"
    Tea Bag
     
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  7. jointerjohn

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    i will have to recheck the fiat service book because i'm sure it said 6.5 ltrs would the engine retain 1/2 ltr of old oil ? now ive put in 6 ltrs it looks as if there is too much oil in the engine.
     
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    Yes , even more so if it wasn't red hot when you emptied it. To get a true reading after refilling you need to wait hours. When you refilled it you should wait & check before ever starting the engine.Once started you'll need to wait hours again.
     
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    With modern low viscosity oils there is no need to wait so long.
    20 mins is more than enough for it to settle sufficiently to see the level.
     
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    It's not critical to be at the top of the dipstick
    It's there to show the range of oil level that is satisfactory from min to max
    So no need to be hasty !
    Just carry a pint in your door pocket for topping up , overfilling is not desirable
     
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    Your oil filter will retain a certain amount of oil
     
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    You mean people change their oil but not the filter.
    I can understand not changing an air filter....but never neglect an oil filter.
     
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    Some people do ppj, don't ask me why? but they do
     
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    Surely not the people who throw good oil away every year regardless of mileage :LOL:
    I'd rather change the filter every year and keep the oil
     
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    Always change the filter with the oil. Would not dream of doing just the oil.
     
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    yes i did change the oil filter as well ! and the engine was hot when i drained it! then left to drain with oil filter removed, for a couple of hours, the dip stick has smears of oil all up the dipstick even hours after refilling making it difficult to read or get a level reading from it.
     
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    I had a mate who bought a new works van & religiously changed the oil & filter every month. It went in, & came out, looking like Golden Syrup.:LOL:
     
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    Daft question, but you are wiping the dipstick with a cloth before dipping ?
     
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    Yes every time
     
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    If you have a tyre pump or small compressor,use it to blow down the dipstick tube to clear residual oil
    NOTE I said blow (Draught) down,--- don't create any pressure in the engine
    wait 2 to 3 mins wipe stick and dip
    G
     
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