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Old 11-23-2008, 06:47 AM   #1
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First time adding oil

Hey guys,

I've been checking the oil on my 8, and last night (while at the gas station) I noticed the oil level is a little on the low left side of the dip-stick.

This is my first time adding oil (sw30-I live in Maryland) how much oil do you normally add when the oil level is at that level? A quart of oil seems like a lot, so would half a quart be enough? When would you know I have put enough oil?

I hate to put too much.

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Add a little bit at once and check your oil level and add more as needed.

Pretty simple stuff.
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:56 AM   #3
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So I can check the dip-stick oil level as I add a little bit at once?

Thanks Turborx8..
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:33 AM   #4
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Yes............never just blindly add oil unless you are very familiar with your car.
There are indicators on the dip stck and the manual will tell you what each mark is.

If you don't have a manual for your car, then please go download one for free at www.mazdausa.con (in the owners section). You will have to register, but NOBODY should ever buy a car without having the manual and at least read it once.

Add a little, check the level, add a little more, check the level, repeat until top(full mark) is reached................don't overfill. Then check your oil about every two fillups at the gas station.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:35 AM   #5
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This is the best bulletin I have found for reading the dipstick:
http://www.finishlineperformance.com...7-04-1438b.pdf
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:43 AM   #6
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So I can check the dip-stick oil level as I add a little bit at once?

Thanks Turborx8..
Yep.

Just wipe the dip stick clean with paper towel and stick it back in the hole.

Pull it back out to view oil level.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:44 AM   #7
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All fine and dandy................but he still needs to get a manual!
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:05 AM   #8
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wow what a very interesting thread!!!!! haha sounds like everyone here has it under control add a little then check over and over until it's full.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:49 PM   #9
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wow what a very interesting thread!!!!! haha sounds like everyone here has it under control add a little then check over and over until it's full.
Well............you know how it goes. If you know your car and know what the marks are on the dipstick, then you don't have to do it five times to get it right.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:55 PM   #10
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if u change ur oil then yeah check and fill, but in my case when it gets low i take it back to Jiffy where i get mine done and they topme off.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:57 PM   #11
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I would never rely on Jiffy Lube.
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^.................I was waiting for that.........took a couple of minutes.
But, thanks for not disappointing me!

I totally agree!
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I do, they have me in and out quick, good price, All -Mobil1 5-20, Plus they can keep a record u know incase the dealers bullshits about wanting a record of me maintaining it. BTW i only do my oil changes there, and yet to- change my tranny fluid 46k mi., everything else gets done at the dealer.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:49 PM   #14
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Thanks Guys.. as always, you are all great help.

Oh yea one more thing.... this car has been an absolute BLAST to drive so far.
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