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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 jtkz13@Dec 8 2003, 08:36 PM
I think it's supposed to be 5W-30, but 5W-20 should be perfectly fine. And the Duratech takes 5.5 qt's.
Actually, my uncle's gen4 duratec says it's supposed to use 5w20.
Originally posted by jtkz13@Dec 8 2003, 08:49 PM
Thats not surprising. Ford & Honda have went to 5W-20 in alot of their engines to help with emission/fuel mileage standards.
So the smaller the numbers, the runnier the oil, right? If the runny oil gives you better mileage, is there a chance it would yield better performance? Would you be sacrificing the protection of a thicker oil for like the possibilty of a 1/2 hp gain?
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