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    Thread: How much oil for my 1984 GTI?

    1. n00b
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      09-27-2012 02:37 AM #1
      Hi there!

      I'm changing the oil in my '84 Rabbit GTI, and was wondering how much oil goes in it. I misplaced my manual, so I'm hoping I can find out the amount from one of you.

      Thanks in advance!
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      Last edited by Motor Babe; 09-27-2012 at 01:45 PM.

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      09-27-2012 01:13 PM #2
      4 to 4.5 qts. Does this car not have a dipstick? Kinda what they are for.
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      09-27-2012 01:41 PM #3
      It does have a dipstick, yes. However, the dipstick didn't really show any changes at all until around 3.5 quarts. My other car doesn't require nearly that much oil, though, so I was second-guessing myself.

      Thank you for the (somewhat-sarcastically delivered) information.

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      09-28-2012 06:54 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Motor Babe View Post
      It does have a dipstick, yes. However, the dipstick didn't really show any changes at all until around 3.5 quarts. My other car doesn't require nearly that much oil, though, so I was second-guessing myself.

      Thank you for the (somewhat-sarcastically delivered) information.
      put 4 qts in and see what it says. if it's to low it won't show on the stick, you know.

    5. n00b
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      09-28-2012 10:38 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by gmikel View Post
      put 4 qts in and see what it says. if it's to low it won't show on the stick, you know.
      I changed her last night, and four quarts on the dot filled her up. Thank you!

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