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Old 25 Apr 2010, 10:01 pm
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Default Is it common to need 5qts of motor oil on a Honda Accord that requires 4.4qts?

I have a 2008 Honda Accord LX-P with a 2.4L I-4 engine that requires 4.4qts of oil according to the user's manual. When fill the engine up with about 4.5qts of oil and check the dipstick, the oil only reaches the low point of the dipstick. I ended up using the entire 5qt bottle which put the oil level near the max point on the dipstick, but still not quite touching it.

Has anyone else ever experienced this? Is this normal? I do not have any leaks or anything and I am on a fairly level surface. I also run the engine for a couple of minutes before I check the oil levels.
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Old 25 Apr 2010, 10:31 pm
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It is not uncommon to need slightly more/less oil than what the manual says. Put 4 qts in the engine, start it and let it run for 10 seconds. Shut it off and then after a minute, recheck the oil level. Add oil as needed to get to the top fill dot.
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