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    I did an oil and filter change the other day (1.8 non vvt) and it is supposed to hold 4.25 ltr, but I only put 3.75 ltr in and the dipstick is chowing full. Can anyone explain this? Thanks Dave

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    did you completely drain the oil and did you warm the oil before draining?

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    did you completely drain the oil and did you warm the oil before draining?
    Yes I did that. The oil looks new on the dipstick.

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    Sludge?

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    did you use an engine flush?

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    The car has done 57k, and been changed every 10 or so k, it has never been flushed so I didnt want to start now. So you think there could be half a ltr of sludge in it?

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    its likely there is, that why i always do a flush on the engine when i change the oil. works a treat and the car runs sooo nice after

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    I was told not to flush an engine that hasnt been flushed before.

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    im not sure about that tbh, i just did it anyway. do a search on engine flush im sure there will be some info on it. theres no point now youve changed the oil but maybe on your next change

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    thanks

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