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Old 10-11-2017, 03:11 PM   #1
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Put 5L of engine oil in MK6 GTI...am I okay?

Did routine oil change the other day (about 100 miles ago). Guess I was on autopilot and mistakenly filled the pan with the entire 5 liter bottle of oil. Whatís more is that I didnít notice the error until I checked my dipstick today and noticed that the oil registered right above the max line...maybe a couple of mm over. Is this going to be a problem?


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Old 10-11-2017, 03:13 PM   #2
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Did routine oil change the other day (about 100 miles ago). Guess I was on autopilot and mistakenly filled the pan with the entire 5 liter bottle of oil. Whatís more is that I didnít notice the error until I checked my dipstick today and noticed that the oil registered right above the max line...maybe a couple of mm over. Is this going to be a problem?


Donít change your oil at 2:00AM...!
It's probably fine, but you could just drain a little out to be safe.

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Old 10-11-2017, 03:18 PM   #3
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it's fine. I always put 5 in mine too.
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:47 PM   #4
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it's fine. I always put 5 in mine too.
I do that too it takes so close to 5L plus they all burn a bit of oil, will be fine.
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:54 PM   #5
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If it's too much, just crack the oil plug and let a little out.
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:57 PM   #6
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Mine always take 5.. id say you're fine.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:33 PM   #7
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My brother did that last week with his H22 Prelude. Easily fixed with VTEC. Goddamn oil burn is real with those things.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:43 AM   #8
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5L always here as well...
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:03 AM   #9
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Put 5L of engine oil in MK6 GTI...am I okay?

You probably didnít let it drain long enough or werenít level. She takes 4.9 quarts bro. Dump all 5 every time. 5W40.....
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:08 PM   #10
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↑this 2am possibility↑
5L = 5-9/32qt...should be just fine. I always dump a 5L bottle of LiquiMoly(https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/AORLM2332) in when changed. Usually reaches the top 'full' mark. Usually end up at the halfway mark @ the next 5k mile change.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:23 PM   #11
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:47 PM   #12
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5L = 5-9/32qt...should be just fine. I always dump a 5L bottle of LiquiMoly(https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/AORLM2332) in when changed. Usually reaches the top 'full' mark.


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Old 10-14-2017, 02:24 AM   #13
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NAPA is ultimately my favorite shop. Never failed me. Thanks NAPA
Yep, can't beat $35/5L for probably one of the best Syn-oils. You probably know of or are aware of the MK5's solid tappet Cam Follower(CF) where yours is a roller CF. With the HPFP upgrade on a MK5 FSI, the CF was wearing through the black coating within 10k miles so having to change it($50) every other oil change. I switched to LiquiMoly and it takes 20k miles for it to wear as much now.
Locally we they have a guy there that did a great job rebuilding my head 20k miles ago. Techtonics Tuning(Sheridan OR) actually told me to go there rather than taking it anywhere else and see Mark. Glad I did.

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Old 10-14-2017, 06:07 AM   #14
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Thanks for reminding me, Iím at 60k and havenít swapped cam follower. Iím crazy.
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