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Old 02-02-2005, 07:57 PM
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How much oil?

I'm going to change the oil in my 95 Dakota but i've lost the owners manual and was wondering how much oil I should use and if i should stick with 5w-30. thanks bf

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What I usually do is see how much is in the drain pan and use that as an estimate. 4-6 should be close.
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Whenever I change oil I just pour in a quart the check it then do it again and again till its full. When it starts to show on the stick then you just slow down a bit and then just do like a little bit at a time
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You can usually find this info online if you put your mind to it. Most vehicles take 5 litres + 1 to keep in the trunk. Remember if you're changing the filter also it may take a little more because the filter will take some.

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Most vehicles take at least 4 quarts. I put in the 4, and start it, then check the dipstick to see how much more it needs. Usually needs that extra quart....................of course, here in Canada, its litres....................
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depends on engine. 2.5L with small filter will hold 4.5 qts, 5 with big filter. 3.9L will hold 5 qts, and 5.2L will hold 5.5 qts.
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oil change to begine with...

fill the oil filter and install it. Then add about 3 quarts and see if it shows on the stick...keep adding till you get it up on the stick near full...run the engine and see if you need to add more after it cools down a bit. You get what you pay for so buy GOOD oil and it will pay for itself in engine longevity.


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