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Old 11-24-2012, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil level?

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I just picked up my Sky Redline last weekend from a private seller. It's a 2007 with 6600 KM on it (had less then 6 when I picked it up.) Before leaving the seller's house we did an oil change. I saw it drained empty, and then saw 4.7L of M1 go back in. It was checked with the engine hot, but several minutes after running to allow oil to drain back into the pan. I saw the level approximately at the full line. After putting 800 km on it I checked the level again cold and the level looks like it's way over the full line. Is it normal for these cars to do this? When I checked is it possible that oil was still in the turbo/oil filter housing/oil channels/etc. and takes a lot longer then a few minutes to drain back into the engine? The oil looked clean on the stick so I doubt any old oil was left in there. I guess the ultimate question is, should I be worried?

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does anyone have an answer for this?
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Please describe "the level looks like it's way over the full line." How far?
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I cannot understand your situation because I was not actually looking at your car.
Please check owners manual.
I am not actually looking at your car.
http://www.saturn.com/content/dam/sa...ers-manual.pdf
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If the car was setting on level ground and the oil is WAY OVER the full mark. Then that is not normal. Now it all depends what you mean by way over.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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This is a hard stick to read.
Always,Always read it cold oil.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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By way over I mean it was above the cast metal part, and touching the wire.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Having changed the oil (cold engine) five times in the SKY RL, never once got a full 5 quarts out of the vehicle. Always put in abut 4.5 qts and check dipstick level. If yours is up on the wire, would seriously consider draining at least a half a quart.
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