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      Dip stick full oil level Castrol Synthetic Oil

      I have had 7 Volvos over the years and now have a 2012 XC70 3.2 LT purchased used and a 2015 XC70 T6 purchased new.
      The Volvo dealer tells me that the full oil level on the dip stick is just above the second X from the bottom and just below the the second X from the top.
      I have looked on line and can not find any info to confirm that any comments?
      The Volvo dealer also tells me that the castrol synthetic oil that they sell has a special additive for Volvos comments.

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      I just did change the oil on my '15.5 XC60 T6 last week and the 7.2 quart specification from the manual only gets it to mid-way between the low and high points on the dipstick.

      I used Mobil 1 5w 30 which meets the requirements spelled out in the manual. The requirement I was focused on was ACEA A5/B5 and that was the only oil I saw when I was shopping that met that spec.

      The Castrol Synthetic from the dealer is a great option too.
      Past: '94 854, '99 S70 T5 SE, '99 S70 GLT, '04 S60R M, '12 S60 T5, '13 S60 T5, '15 S60 RD, '05 V70R GT
      Present: '95 854 T-5R, '06 XC70, '15.5 XC60 T6, '16 V60 P*

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      Thanks for the info Wayne T.
      I just had my XC70 T6 in for the 96000km service yesterday at my Volvo dealer and service tech put to much oil in the engine 3/8 of an inch above the top full X so had to return this morning this morning to have some oil removed not a happy camper.
      I think there are several garages and owners of Volvos out there that are making the same mistake by adding oil to the top of the X on the dip stick.
      Not sure why Volvo have not changed the design of the dip stick.
      Thanks again Wayne
      Dave T Ontario Canada

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      When refilling with oil after draining the oil pan and changing the filter, if you fill it to the MAX line, the level on the dipstick will go down about 1/8" upon starting the engine (as the oil filter refills). The dipstick reading is intended to be checked when enough time has passed after shutting off the engine (10 min) for all the oil in the engine to drain back down (also implying that the oil filter is filled).

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