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I changed my oil on my 96 escort. I filled it with 4 quarts and after starting it and shutting it off, I check the dip stick and the oil was past the full mark on the dipstick. Is the dipstick accurate on the escort?
 

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How much past?

Having said that, I'm more inclined to think that you didn't get all the old oil out.

And you just blindly added 4 quarts without checking after adding the first three and then running the engine a little?
 

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My '88 Escort shows above the full full mark when I first change the oil too. Unless you are way above the full mark there's nothing to worry about. If it was down to just a drip there wasn't enough oil left in the engine to make a difference on the dipstick.
 

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Did you change the filter? It holds a good 1/2 quart itself. I usually use about 4 1/2 quarts +-
 

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yes all the old oil drained out. I did changed the filter and filled it with 4 quarts..According to autozone and napa, it takes 4 quarts.
 

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if there was ANY buildup in the pan - it could have dislodged and plugged the drain hole makeing you think the pan had drained dry.

I always put in 1qt of fresh oil as a clear flush just to make sure the galleys are clear, no debris in the pan - then I refill it.
 

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If you change the filter, it needs 4.5 quarts.
If you only drain the pan, and keep the old fiter then you need 4qrts. Just like allready said. Autozone is'nt exsactly right.

If you did'nt allow some settle time after you shut off the engine, you dont let the oil that was all sloshed around to drip off the dip stick.

Run engine, shut it off, wait 5 minuets then check it by wipping it clean first.
 
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