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Engine Oil Capacity

On my 2000 LT the manual stated 3.80 engine oil capacity. On my 2009 the owners manual states 3.96 is this correct? Does the rear driver on both years take 0.24 qts.

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Re: Engine Oil Capacity

Here's a tip my dealer gave me for filling (at least my 2002).

Buy 4 quarts of oil (not a jug but 4 individual quarts).
Fill the oil filter with oil. (Be patient and fill it all the way).
Install the filter.
Then when filling use JUST the 3 remaining quarts.

You have the remaining partial quart for top offs.

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Here's a tip my dealer gave me for filling (at least my 2002).

Buy 4 quarts of oil (not a jug but 4 individual quarts).
Fill the oil filter with oil. (Be patient and fill it all the way).
Install the filter.
Then when filling use JUST the 3 remaining quarts.

You have the remaining partial quart for top offs.
Doing the way you say just does not seem like enough oil I am guessing it would only put you at 3 quarts and maybe 8 to 10 ounces to fill the filter

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Doing the way you say just does not seem like enough oil I am guessing it would only put you at 3 quarts and maybe 8 to 10 ounces to fill the filter
I was skeptical the first time too. But I did it. And then checked the oil in the site glass and it was WELL within limits.

There's a part of me that really trusts a dealer who says, "Before you bring it in, try this."

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Re: Engine Oil Capacity

My '06 takes 3.6 qts. to fill at the top of the sight glass.

That is what my shop manual says and is spot on.


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