Oil Level - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 10
Rep Power: 0
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Newbie here.......

I have noticed when I check my oil level when it's cold it's on the full line but if I check it when it's hot it shows about a quart too much. Is this normal and should I take some out?
printmanjackson is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 01:36 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: FL
Posts: 162
Rep Power: 0
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Stick with the cold reading. After the engine has been running, oil can splash higher up in the dipstick tube before draining back down. If you're getting the correct amount on a cold reading then you're fine.
93_Taurus is offline  
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 10
Rep Power: 0
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
How much oil do these Vulcan V6 engines hold?
printmanjackson is offline  
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 02:28 PM
Devoted Member
 
2000sable's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Olive Branch, MS
Posts: 1,439
Rep Power: 0
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Thumbs down

QUOTE (printmanjackson @ Sep 4 2009, 01:40 PM)
Quote:
How much oil do these Vulcan V6 engines hold?[/b]
Depends on the year or even what generation the car is...


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Her name is Laura.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2000sable is offline  
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 03:07 PM
Crazy Devoted Member
 
ford_ses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Chapter: Northeast
Posts: 7,801
Rep Power: 0
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to ford_ses
Vulcans are all the same capacity regardless. It's listed as 4.5 quarts, which is almost right in the middle of the crosshatch area. I've always just put in the whole five-quart jug, which puts it a hair below max.

Jim S. - Pittsburgh, PA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2011 Ford Fusion SEL - Duratec25/6F35, 31k and counting
2001 Ford Taurus SES - Vulcan/AX4S, 190k and counting

1988 Pontiac Fiero GT - 2.8 V6/Getrag 282

Past:
1993 Taurus GL | 2002 Escort ZX2
Also in the Family: 2010 Fusion Sport | 2001 Toyota Camry LE V6
ford_ses is offline  
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 04:37 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 139
Rep Power: 0
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
no you never read oil while engine is cold

does your engine run cold....NO...

always get a reading while engine is hot
Striker32 is offline  
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-05-2009, 12:02 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: FL
Posts: 162
Rep Power: 0
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
QUOTE (Striker @ Sep 4 2009, 04:37 PM)
Quote:
no you never read oil while engine is cold

does your engine run cold....NO...

always get a reading while engine is hot[/b]

You sir, have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
93_Taurus is offline  
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-05-2009, 02:26 AM
Devoted Member
 
94clit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: savage, mn
Posts: 1,110
Rep Power: 0
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Go outside, run engine for a couple mins, shut off, wait a few seconds, check oil. put to max. done.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

i would like to personally thank volvo!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
94clit is offline  
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-05-2009, 02:31 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: FL
Posts: 162
Rep Power: 0
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
You guys are either on crack or just enjoy spreading false inaccurate information.
93_Taurus is offline  
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-05-2009, 03:06 AM
Crazy Devoted Member
 
qwertz9586's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: ATX
Chapter: Southern
Posts: 15,922
Rep Power: 58
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Doesn't matter if it's cold or hot, the dipstick has the marks for both. If it's cold, then it needs to be above the lowest mark in the crosshatch. If it's hot, it has to be below the highest mark. As long as the oil level is in the crosshatch then it's fine.

I normally check it hot. Pull up to get gas, turn off the engine, pay at the pump, start pumping gas, and go check the engine oil.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

[
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
] - [
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
]
Ford Lincoln Mercury Sable? A personal conveyance named after its inventor, an
assassinated ruler, a character from Greco-Roman myth and a small furry mammal.
qwertz9586 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome