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    Default How much engine oil does this car actually need? 6.3L or 6L?

    Kind of an odd question, but bare with me.


    The Service book for my Insignia VXR (MY2016) asks for 6.3L of oil. So that's what the service center been putting in.

    The car was serviced by a GM dealer 2 weeks ago

    When I check the dipstick while the car is almost cold, it's showing the oil level been almost an inch higher than the tallest point of the markers on the dipstick. this is not the first time.

    So it got me wondering. So I went and did some research....

    The book says 6.3L (for 2016) but when I check the dipstick after a service with 6.3L it's wayy over the top of the zone (while car is almost cold)

    Checking the oil guides for the VXR came up with interesting results:

    Non-VXR 2.8 Insignia: 6L
    2009 - 2011 Insignia VXR (A28NER): 6L
    2011 - 2015 Insignia VXR (A28NER): 6L
    2015 - 2016 Insignia VXR (B28NER?!?!?!?): 6.3L

    ?????

    What the hell is a B28NER? And why does it take 300ml more oil?

    I checked Insignia Parts catalogue, the oil pan part number is the same for all Insignia VXR's. so I cant figure out where this extra 300ml is coming from?
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    Car 2: 2003 Mk7 Accord 2.4 (Mods: plenty)

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    My 2015 plate takes 6.2l of oil on an oil change if it helps

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    My old service statements say 6.3 - perhaps the guy filled the filter and then proceeded to add 6.3 to the engine...
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    https://www.vauxhall.co.uk/content/d...nuary-2014.pdf

    Page 285 shows 6.3L of oil for A28NER.
    If I remember correctly, B28NER was the same engine as A28NER but certified to Euro 6, with possibly a slightly different map to keep the figures in the right ballpark.

    Overfilling isn’t a great idea - I would have taken it back and asked them to drain off the excess.

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    Last edited by dvinell; 30th August 2018 at 08:13 PM.

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    its full when the diptstick upper limit mark is reached , I don't believe any service mechanic would just blindly stick 6.3 ltr of oil in with out checking it afterwards ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bembo449 View Post
    its full when the diptstick upper limit mark is reached , I don't believe any service mechanic would just blindly stick 6.3 ltr of oil in with out checking it afterwards ?
    thast exactly what they've done by the looks of it

    drained the whole thing, put in 6L and it's right on the upper end
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    that's ridiculous , amateurs !

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