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Old 06-15-2018, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by joe084S View Post
so just remove the oil filter and dump out what is in there? not 100% sure what the "oil filter method" is.
Yes. You could also replace with a new fresh filter, to "soak up" some of the excess. Bag the old one to keep clean, and use next oil change. May need to repeat the dumping step the next day/drive cycle.
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by joe084S View Post
also, the car was sitting for a couple days before I changed the oil so Id imagine that most of the oil was in the pan when I drained it.
You should really be warming up the engine to get the oil hot before doing an oil change (like a 10-15 minute drive), as it helps it to flow out better (thinner) and it takes any contaminants that might have settled somewhere and puts them back into the oil so they get drained away with the oil.
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Old 06-15-2018, 04:13 PM
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I keep a couple old 5 qt oil jugs around just for this reason. When I drain the oil, I measure how much comes out, and put that much back in. Oil filter trick works as well in a pinch.

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Old 06-15-2018, 05:04 PM
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looks like I will be trying the oil housing trick
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by joe084S View Post
looks like I will be trying the oil housing trick
Did take a cold measurement today?
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:03 AM
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I did. it still shows full lights on the oil bar. I am going to remove the filter housing today and see if that does the trick.
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:28 PM
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so I ended up dumping out two oil filter housings of oil to get it to the top fill line so I took out about 1/2 a quart
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:10 PM
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Enjoy a six pack next time while you let it drain for an hour. I love doing oil changes
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