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I've seen several places that call for 7 quarts of oil on the 4.0 range rover. However, I put 5 quarts in (half a quart in the filter) and the stick says it is full. I noticed after I purchased it the dipstick indicated the car was overfilled by roughly 2 quarts. Could our rover have the wrong dipstick? It seems stock...
 

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As I understand things often there are two figures quoted - one is for a wet engine (just an oil and filter change) and the other is for a completely dry engine (like a new unit that has never had oil). I would just fill it, run it a little to get the new oil circulated and warm, let it sit for a short time, then recheck the dip-stick and top up as required.

I think that this is a general rule of thumb for all engines . . .
 

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Looks like it took about 5.5 quarts. Rave calls for 5.8l on refill and 6.6l from dry. I guess dry is after a complete rebuild of the engine. It's close, I'll check it again tomorrow.
 

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After checking Rave thoroughly last night, I found this:

NOTE: When checking oil level, ensure
that the oil can symbol on dipstick is
correct way up when viewed from left hand
side of vehicle.

Good to know.
 

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Mine is a 4.0 and 5.5 is about right after a filter change.
 
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