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Hello all,<P>This is my first post on this board. I own a MY2000 V70SE (non-turbo) and am about to do an oil change. I got the filter cartridge, the crush washer and the oil. How much oil do I put in? In the manual it says 5.7 liter if I recall correctly. Is this right? I don't want to over fill the engine...<P>Any other special things I should be aware of? This will be my first oil change experience on this car.<P>Thanks a lot,<P>JF
 

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huh if you know the quantity in Imperial units, I will do the conversion.<P>Thanks,<P>JF
 

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I guess I will find out for myself. And since no one knows, when you will be ready to change your oil, use paypal to know the answer <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>JF
 

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JF,<P>I like your sense of humor. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> The 5.7 liters that it says in the manual is just a 'best guess' number. When you do an oil change, you have to take into account the oil that goes into the new oil filter. I am not sure if the 5.7 liter number takes that into account or not.<P>When you are doing an oil change, make sure you let the engine run for a few seconds and then check the oil because it will drop. After that is done, you will be able to add right exact amount (specific to your exact engine) according to the dip-stick. Just keep in mind how much you put in so that it is not like 100 liters or something. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>-Drew
 

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JF,<P>One last thing I forgot to mention. Make sure you are very careful when you take off and put back the oil pan bolt. If the threads get stripped or the bolt breaks off, it could be a nightmare in more ways than one. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew <p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 10-16-2001).]
 

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Thanks Drew <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>I learned to change the oil on my previous car and what you say is completely true. One mistake I did once is to forget to check if the gasket on the old oil filter was stuck on the oil pan. What happened is I ended up with 2 gaskets on the new filter and 4.5L of oil on the garage floor... I imagine what stripping the pan bolt could be!! <P>I haven't yet changed my oil on the Volvo so I still don't know the qty of oil to use. I will see if what the manual says is with or without the oil filter/cartridge.<P>The bolt is located at the back of the oil pan and using a regular hydraulic jack just won't safely clear enough room for me to do the job. I went and bought ramps to lift the front of the car, this should do the trick <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> I am amazed by the fact that this car has no "easy" lifting points underneath... It seems only the "weird" Volvo jack feel solid enough (I just don't trust 2 wheels in the air at the same time). The "owner manual" recommended lifting points don't really inspire confidence either!<P>If you are interrested, I will let you know how all this turns out.<P>Thanks again,<P>JF <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JF:<BR><B>I imagine what stripping the pan bolt could be!! If you are interrested, I will let you know how all this turns out.<P>Thanks again,<P>JF <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>JF,<P>A few scenario's that I can think of. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> <BR>The bolt does not properly seat into the threads and you end up getting 5-liters of oil on the garage floor and it turns into a skating rink.<P>The end of the bolt breaks off and you have to get it tapped with a drill bit in order to get it out or it has to be pulled out with pliars that are usually used to skin some trout for fillet.<P>The bolt pops off when you are driving down the highway at 80 mph and the cop behind you gets the old NightRider 'oil-slick' treatment and flies off of the road, but a mile later you are on the side of the road because the pistons in your engine have siezed-up, but you still didn't make a get-away. The cop walks a mile and arrests you for polluting the environment. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>BTW, I think the ramps were definitely a good choice. The jack-stands that come with the car are neat, but nothing I would want to trust my life with. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew<P>
 

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Hahaha!! I like the cop scenario! Yeah that would suck big time <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> Time for me to put some red LEDs in the front grille <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> <P>JF<P>
 
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