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I just checked the oil level on my K5GT.
It's in the middle of the dipstick.
Granted, my car is on a slight incline where the front end is facing downwards. Has anyone checked their oil level on a brand new car?
Shouldn't it be full?
 

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So I moved the car onto the street where it's level. Let it sit for 10 mins and checked again. The level is lower. I should mention that the engine is cold. Car hasn't moved since yesterday morning.
 

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After warming it up and letting it sit for 5 mins, the level is a bit lower than halfway mark.
 

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Fast answer, yes, however as long as it is in between the high and low marks it good. I plan on changing my oil after first 2000 miles to get rid of all the microscopic contaminates from new engine break in. Not required, I’m just anal.
 

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I'm waiting for the first 1500kms and I'll do an oil change and then at 6k again. After that it'll be every 6k km's. I'm anal like that lol.
 

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Any updates on the oil level, guys? I am considering getting a GT but wanting to want for the second year for all the kinks to be worked out.
 

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Oil level is normal to be in between the low and high marks. If it's too low, you risk running low on oil and possible oil leak somewhere. If oil is too high, you risk of oil getting into the cylinders and burning off. So normal combustion engine stuff.

Most important thing for the K5 GT is to make sure that the oil level isn't low or past the low level mark. There's an uncommon issue of the 2.5L having an oil leak for some owners so that's something to look out for when purchasing the car.
 

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No oil leaks on mine. Oil level perfect in between oil changes. I've done 2 so far.
 

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Fast answer, yes, however as long as it is in between the high and low marks it good. I plan on changing my oil after first 2000 miles to get rid of all the microscopic contaminates from new engine break in. Not required, I’m just anal.
I did mine at 1100 miles and put full synthetic in it. I did it for the same reasons. I have had my care since the beginning of Feb and had its first "real change" 3 weeks ago at the dealership(free oil change coupon). They said they put in Mobil 1 full synthetic. I want to say they did, but who knows.
 

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For the stinger gt-line (2.5T) engine the following is the recommended oil check procedure. Note, this is effectively the same engine as the k5 gt just rotated 90 deg.

The procedure makes no sense vs the traditional check cold on level surface. What is the point of warming it up only to let it cool down again to drain back to the oil [email protected]#

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15 mins isn't cooling down the oil.
It's just giving it time to all drop to the pan.
 

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Fair enough, but other than increased oil temp (and some thermal expansion), how is that any different than checking the oil when cold?
 

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Oil level is also higher when warm vs cold, so you get a more accurate reading of how much oil the engine has when it's in operating temps.
 
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