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sparky Paul

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Re: Engine oil levels
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2019, 10:34:19 PM »
Yes, it's due to oil sloshing up the bores and small amounts getting past the rings.

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Re: Engine oil levels
« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2019, 03:47:36 PM »
Just carried out a under bonnet check on a 2008 VW polo and noticed this wording on oil filler cap:
To avoid damage to catalytic converter oil must not exceed maximum mark
Interesting, never seen that before.

Most decent engine oils these days are CAT friendly as they are low sulphur and low ash..
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Re: Engine oil levels
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2019, 04:13:26 PM »
Unburnt low SAPS oil or vapours forced past the rings will still damage the cat.

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Re: Engine oil levels
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2019, 08:36:05 PM »
So many posts on the oil level for a Jazz. The car on level ground after a few minutes has to have the level on the dipstick between min and max. End of. If the sump has been drained on level ground then it is 3.6 litres to fill. Not difficult.

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Re: Engine oil levels
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2019, 08:54:45 PM »
So many posts on the oil level for a Jazz. The car on level ground after a few minutes has to have the level on the dipstick between min and max. End of. If the sump has been drained on level ground then it is 3.6 litres to fill. Not difficult.

As I said previously I tip the whole 4 litres in and never had slightest problem despite covering a lot of miles.  Too much worrying about small things.
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sparky Paul

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Re: Engine oil levels
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2019, 09:33:25 PM »
So many posts on the oil level for a Jazz. The car on level ground after a few minutes has to have the level on the dipstick between min and max. End of. If the sump has been drained on level ground then it is 3.6 litres to fill. Not difficult.

As I said previously I tip the whole 4 litres in and never had slightest problem despite covering a lot of miles.  Too much worrying about small things.

Well, I tipped 4 litres in, and it came exactly to the max mark...

3.6 litres just doesn't cut it  ;)

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Re: Engine oil levels
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2019, 08:07:43 AM »


Well, I tipped 4 litres in, and it came exactly to the max mark...

3.6 litres just doesn't cut it  ;)

I wonder if 'correct volume of oil' is designed to be halfway between min and max level on dipstick ? My level is always about 5mm above max mark. But then, I often add another 200 or 300 ml of molyslip or liqui moly, I also put the max 2% of moly in my motorbike ( wet clutch ) which is 60ml in 2.8 litres.
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Re: Engine oil levels
« Reply #52 on: May 18, 2019, 09:49:45 AM »
Having done twice yearly oil changes for the last 10 years on my jazz I can say definitely it's exactly 3.6 litres up to the max mark.

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Re: Engine oil levels
« Reply #53 on: May 18, 2019, 07:16:12 PM »
Having done twice yearly oil changes for the last 10 years on my jazz I can say definitely it's exactly 3.6 litres up to the max mark.

Well, mine and Jocko's doesn't appear to be!

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Re: Engine oil levels
« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2019, 07:42:15 PM »
I guessing you're not letting it drain completely. I leave it approximately 15 minutes and get on with something else whilst draining.........

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Re: Engine oil levels
« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2019, 08:37:45 PM »
Having done twice yearly oil changes for the last 10 years on my jazz I can say definitely it's exactly 3.6 litres up to the max mark.

Well, mine and Jocko's doesn't appear to be!
Mine takes 3.6 litres. You just have to leave it standing for a while to let the fresh oil percolate through to fill the last bit of the sump

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Re: Engine oil levels
« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2019, 09:57:00 PM »
I guessing you're not letting it drain completely. I leave it approximately 15 minutes and get on with something else whilst draining.........

Well, this will only be the second oil change performed on the Jazz since we acquired it, but I have done a few oil changes before...  ;)

Surely I would get less than 3.6 litres in if it hadn't drained completely?


Mine takes 3.6 litres. You just have to leave it standing for a while to let the fresh oil percolate through to fill the last bit of the sump

My apologies Jocko, I misread your reply earlier and thought you were concurring.

It never went over the max mark, but it wet the mark. I'm still thinking those alledgedly 1L bottles were short fills... diddled!

As I say, I'll measure the bugger this time.

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