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My 2015 Forester, according to the owners manual, takes 5.1 quarts of synthetic oil when the oil and filter are replaced. Do dealers install 5, 5.1 or 6 quarts and if it is 6 does that do any harm to the engine?
 

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Welcome to forum.

Do dealers install 5, 5.1 or 6 quarts ...?
I don't know how anyone on the forum is going to know that.

If you put in 6 quarts and now regret it, drain some oil out, it's messy but doable. You need to be happy.
But, I'd probably drive car a few miles and check the dipstick quickly to see if there are air bubbles whipped into it; if not I'd let it go. Just me.
 

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It probably depends upon the dealer but some on this forum have reported that dealers are overfilling engine oil, perhaps to mask oil consumption. I noticed that the service receipt from my dealer states "up to 6 quarts" for the particular code they use for pricing purposes.
 
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