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How Much Oil Does A Gen4 Take?

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I took my 2003 Taurus with the 3.0l dura engine for an oil change today and the guy put in 6 quarts...i thought it took 5 ... does anyone know what it takes? Thanks
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Originally posted by Mantioch@Dec 8 2003, 11:34 AM
Unless something has changed between 00 and 03, the Duratec takes 5.5 quarts. Check your dipstick and see how it reads.
He said he used most of the 6th bottle, but not all of it... so think its ok??? should i be worried here? I just got home, im waiting for my car to settle before i check it.
Originally posted by Mantioch@Dec 8 2003, 11:41 AM
My personal opinion, I think you should be fine. Like I said, check the stick according to procedure and see how it reads.
Ok i just checked it and it was exactly on the full line... i think im good
thanks a bunch...i guess i get overly concerned about my car since i baby it

Btw, this i my first oil change (3000 miles), and i put in the motorcraft synthetic blend 5w-20 oil in, and i plan on putting in amsoil 5w-20 full synthetic the next oil change... do you think this is the right procedure? Thanks again
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