2000 Cadillac Deville oil

Tiny
SKINSFAN2
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  • 2000 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 96,000 MILES
I am loking at a 2000 DHS and it turns out that they only put 5 quarts of oil in at the last oil change, 1000 miles ago. The owner stated that the oil light never came on, but the crankcase holds 7.5 qts. Will this have caused damage?
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Sunday, February 10th, 2008 AT 4:07 PM

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Tiny
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Dude 5 quarts are better than 7. Thats too much.
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Monday, February 11th, 2008 AT 5:24 AM
Tiny
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It actually holds 8, .5 qt for the oil filter, no it wont cause damage, oil level lite should have been on at 3 qts down
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Monday, February 11th, 2008 AT 10:56 AM
Tiny
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You title as an engine problem. Was that a statement or a question? Do you have an engine problem? If not then the answer to your question would be that it wasn't hurt. This is depending on whether the driver hot rods around or is a gentle giant. In any case, the oil level sensor system must be repaired if it didn't read low. Oil capacity is 7.5 qts. Assuming all is well with dipstick flex in the pan. 8 quarts can get you into trouble as you are getting close to thrashing and aerating the oil with the crank counter weights.
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Saturday, March 1st, 2008 AT 9:00 PM
Tiny
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Dude you dont know what your talking about it holds 8 qts of oil, its a caddy, go back to your cheverolet
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Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 AT 8:47 AM
Tiny
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We do move from job to job alot.
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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 AT 6:43 PM

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