GMC Acadia Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
how high is the oil level on the dip stick?
Just after I bought my Acadia, I checked the dip stick after I got home from the dealer.
The oil level on the dip stick looks kinda high. (maybe a 1/2" above the hashed area on the stick)
(The engine had been off for a few hours, and I wiped the stick off first)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
264 Posts
That sounds a little high mine was on the hash marks. Might have dealer check. I was told by a mechanic if you over fill it could possibly blow out head gaskets and more.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I found out the dealer had replaced the factory oil, but not the filter. They put in 5.5 qts, which is correct if you change out the filter.

Interestingly, my CTS has the same LY7 engine as the Acadia, but the CTS uses a cartridge oil filter on top of the engine where the Acadia uses a more traditional screw on bottom side filter.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top