Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Henley on Thames
Max is 6 bar as per your handbook image. (As illustrated this is too much)
I only added 4.3 ltrs after the overnight drain, I can only assume some pockets and ledges in the engine were still holding a bit of old oil.
I agree with all of you with regard to using the dipstick as the main indicator, but mine was a good 5mm over the max on that too.
The main concern I had was I followed my partner driving it after the oil renewal and it really was puffing a lot of black smoke from the exhaust, so I knew I had overfilled.
Perfect now though, Glad I drained it, just to stop the black smoke.
Best of all the oil level indicator is finally working as it should.
Is yours working ok now?
I would put money on the level drops by a bar when facing the other way. I'm sure yours is fine.
Last edited by delta; 06-09-09 at 17:10.