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The entire oil capacity is 18 quarts, - at least 3 quarts remain in the system when draining from the oil pan.
If I were to charge my engine w/ 15 quarts at an oil change, the level would be overful on my dipstick.
Since it is common to see a leaking injector cause an increase in the oil level (fuel dilution of the oil), I recommend adding ONLY enough oil to get to the max level on the dipstick.
For some, this is as little as 13.5 quarts. Others 14 quarts ...... Others 15 quarts (and yes they are all draining the oil filter reservoir properly and still see the variability).
It is frustrating for sure, but IMO all of the above are the "correct answer".
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Last edited by bismic; 08-27-2011 at 02:55 AM.