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Old 08 Oct 2012, 02:13 pm
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Default 2007 TL Type S Oil Capacity compared to standard engine?

I decided to change the oil and filter myself this time instead of
taking my car back to the dealer. I've changed the oil on many vehicles
over the years, but never before on my TL.

The old oil filled up my drain pan almost to overflowing. I use old
gallon jugs to take the oil to the disposal facility, and it filled up
two of them!

I was wondering if the Type S 3.5L engine has greater oil capacity than
the standard 3.2L, but I haven't found anything that indicates that it does.

I put in 5 quarts of fresh oil, and the dip stick indicates that it is full.

I've heard of cases where a careless mechanic changed the oil filter and
added new oil, but forgot to drain the old oil. Wouldn't that cause an
immediate and obvious problem with the engine? The oil and filter were
last changed by the dealer over 6 months ago, and I've seen no sign of a
problem.

Any ideas what could be going on here? Thanks!

John
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Old 13 Oct 2012, 06:23 pm
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Default Re: 2007 TL Type S Oil Capacity compared to standard engine?

I've come to the conclusion that the dealer DID add the fresh oil
without draining the old oil first. Way to go, Arlington Acura. :-(

BTW, the engine seems noticeably peppier since being relieved of its
extra oil burden.

You can bet I won't be going there for service anymore!

John

nobody@nonospam.org wrote:
> I decided to change the oil and filter myself this time instead of
> taking my car back to the dealer. I've changed the oil on many vehicles
> over the years, but never before on my TL.
>
> The old oil filled up my drain pan almost to overflowing. I use old
> gallon jugs to take the oil to the disposal facility, and it filled up
> two of them!
>
> I was wondering if the Type S 3.5L engine has greater oil capacity than
> the standard 3.2L, but I haven't found anything that indicates that it
> does.
>
> I put in 5 quarts of fresh oil, and the dip stick indicates that it is
> full.
>
> I've heard of cases where a careless mechanic changed the oil filter and
> added new oil, but forgot to drain the old oil. Wouldn't that cause an
> immediate and obvious problem with the engine? The oil and filter were
> last changed by the dealer over 6 months ago, and I've seen no sign of a
> problem.
>
> Any ideas what could be going on here? Thanks!
>
> John


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