about a week ago i did my first oil change on my 02 wrx, drained the oil, pulled the filter off... come to find out my kid musta thrown my new filter out the window while we where driving. and it was late so i left the drain plug out and the car on stands overnight.
next day toss the filter and oil in, car took all 5qts and seemed to be about right on the full dot (figured it took extra because the 12hr drain period it had).
well today i was bored so i decided to install a new pcv valve and fuel filter. started the car up for about 1min to verify there was no leaks then shut the car off. let it sit 5-10 min and checked the oil and it was below the low dot.
i put about a qt or so in, and it was again on the full dot, went for a 5min drive, got it to normal temps, let it sit 10min and checked again and its way over full now, almost upto the halfmoon cut on the dipstick (right before it twists).
just to be sure... let the car sit overnight, check again while cold and if its overfull pump some out? or do i need to get it to op temps and check again?