Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Madison, AL
Drives: 2007 Mazda Axela (3s) 2.3L I4 ATX
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I was told by a guy who previously worked at a Ford dealership that Ford issued a service bulletin for the amount of engine oil required in 3.0 engines. He said that the alert said to fill the engine with 4.5 quarts instead of 5 due to an idle engine shaking problem caused by the throws of the crankshaft slapping the pooled oil in the oil pan. Has anyone heard of this or a TSB
number that was issued?
that the "mechanic" was probably thinking about is the one that changes the previously used 5w-30 to a cheaper and CAFE friendly 5w-20. (which I think is a croc of **** in higher temps. But maybe it's just me.)
-2007 Mazda Axela (3s sport) "Ai", 2.3L MZR DOHC I4, 5F31J T-ATX True Red
-SOLD-1999 Jeep TJ Wrangler, AMC 150 OHV I-4, Aisin-Warner AX-5 MTX Flame Red
-TOTALED-1996 Ford Taurus GL "Able", 3.0L OHV V6 Vulcan, AX4N ATX Toreador Red
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-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT, 4.0L SOHC Cologne V6, 5R55E ATX Silver Birch Metallic
-2007 Nissan Quest 3.5SE, 3.5L VQ35DE DOHC V6, RE5F22A ATX Silver Mist Metallic
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