So I did my 1500 mile oil and transmission fluid changes today. I had my break-in service done at the dealer so this was the first time that I had done them myself. It worked out very well. The transmission fluid was a breeze. The oil took a little longer but I was taking my time dotting all my i's and crossing my t's since it was the first time. I totally understand where you guys are come from as far as getting the level on the dipstick right though on the engine oil. I measured out the 3.5 quarts adding the 2.64 first the manual says to and then using the rest to bring the level up and it read on the lower end of the hash marks checking it after 10 seconds and ten minutes at normal temperature. I tried everything that the manual said experimenting to see what different results I might get. I did ad a couple more ounces (just a splash more being very careful) to bring it up to the center of the hash marks of the dipstick. I did check it several more times again with it being in the middle still so I'm feeling good about it. And now since I'm on vacation all week from work this week it's time to put some more miles on her.