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Old 12-28-2007, 07:17 AM
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How much oil does you trailvoy take.

OK I got a question for all of you guys and/or girls. I always change my oil in my vehicles. This is the problem I'm running into. The book calls for 7 quarts. If I put 7 quarts in mine it i WAY over the full line....and that is with a brand new high capacity oil filter with every change. With the filter I use it Should be like 7 1/4 quarts. I use 6 and its dead on the full line....... Any one got input?
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:26 AM
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Is your truck warm when you change your oil?
Ours takes 7 qts
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:56 AM
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I use 6.5 qts with my k&n filter.
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:10 AM
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I use 6 and its dead on the full line.......
same here bro...
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:10 AM
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7 Quarts is what the 4.2L takes...Here are a few things to consider when performing an oil change:

-Change the oil after the engine has been warmed up
-let the oil drain out of the engine for at least 15 minutes
-make sure the engine is level or leaning towards the drain plug when draining
-as a suggestion, pre-fill the new oil filter with oil (usually 3/8-1/2 quart)
-once full, check the oil after you start the engine and allow the oil pressure to increase

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Old 12-28-2007, 11:43 AM
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I dunno....I went as far as taking a dipstick out of another I6 and trying it(to rule out a bad stick) it read dee same
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:48 AM
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How many miles are on your engine? I ask cause I have seen where heavy sludge build up in the bottom and sides of the pan will cause this false reading. Kind of like in the old days when people used to put a brick in thier toilet tanks to use let water. You dont have a brick on there do you?
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How many miles are on your engine? I ask cause I have seen where heavy sludge build up in the bottom and sides of the pan will cause this false reading. Kind of like in the old days when people used to put a brick in thier toilet tanks to use let water. You dont have a brick on there do you?
I was going to suggest the same thing. Back in college I had a Nissan Sentra that was supposed to take 4 quarts, but at every oil change I would ALWAYS be over on the stick. Just under 3 quarts would fill it. After the engine locked up I dropped the oil pan, and imagine my surprise when I found about 2inches of sludge on the bottom. Lesson learned.
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I always have to add 7 full quarts. I fill up my new filter before putting it on as well.
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With a PF61 oil filter, mine is closer to 7.5 quarts....
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