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    Default Oil capacity of Z22YH engine overstated?

    Stated capacity is 5 ltrs, but seems to be less...?

    Just changed oil + filter on newly acquired 2007 Estate 2.2 Direct. Drained it hottish, including filter chamber. Put in 4.2 ltrs, and expected just above LOW on the stick after running a while. But it's almost on HIGH. Does draining really leave that much in there?

    It was wildly(!) over-full before, 5.7 ltrs drained out! Perhaps previous owner just lobbed in the quoted 5 ltrs plus more for good measure. Being that full might also explain a slight oil leak in the timing cover area?

    Anyone know if the quote "5 ltrs" capacity is overstated, and where on the stick they measure the capacities to?

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    5 litres went in mine on last service and when warm its half way between min and max marks...

    Im not sure but, I think I read somewhere that it used to be 4.7 to be put in on service schedule, but then it got revised to 5 ..

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    No mate I'm sure its 5L, just be sure to only take a dipstick reading no more than 5 mins after the engine has been run. The difference from top and bottom marks on the dipstick is roughly 1L.

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    5 litres on mine, a 2004 Estate 2.2 Direct, marks the dip stick bang on the max mark.
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    Default How long is your dipstick?

    Ok, so now... how long is your dipstick?? Anyone able to measure their’s - from shoulder to tip, as the pic?
    I'm wondering if previous owner put the wrong dipstick in. I'm about a litre out, and need to know...

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    I find mine only takes about 4.5 litres when doing an oil change, is there not something about a reduced oil level over on z22se.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by deg View Post
    I find mine only takes about 4.5 litres when doing an oil change, is there not something about a reduced oil level over on z22se.com
    That's for the SE mate, the YH takes a bit more.

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