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6 1/2 quarts.......really?!

going to do my own oil for the first time.......it takes that much oil......6 1/2 quarts?! Anything odd I should be wary of? Going to use 10w 40, in PA weather, short trips. What brand.......usually use Castrol.
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yeah, it's something like that. I remember thinking "where is it going to put all that?". Beware the stupid position of the oil filter. It faces DOWN.
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When you remove the oil filter, if you can't find the metal filter-taker-offer that goes straight onto the end, you can use one of the hard plastic ones from NAPA, but I had to mod the tool by cutting a strip of leather out of a baseball glove and putting it between the filter and the tool so it could keep a grip on it.

and don't forget to pick up a new oil plug seal ($0.25) (http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/shopcart/944M/POR_944M_oilsys_pg1.htm). get a Mahle filter also. While you're ordering parts, a new air filter wouldn't hurt.
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I run mobil 1 20-50 during the hot summer.
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It's actually 5.7 qts. That's with the oil filter change.

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Mine took a little over 5 quarts with the last oil and filter change. So that 5.7 sounds about right in my experince.
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yeah. Damn Canadian. I was thinking about 6 liters. Sorry EH!
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Use stock parts (filters, crush rings - they're reasonably inexpensive), and synthetic oil. Trust me, the benefits of synthetic are well documented.

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I just got done changing my oil 30 minutes ago, and it took 5.5 quarts. btw, what's the recommended torque on an oil drain plug?
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Haynes has it at 44 ft lbs...
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use the clicking elbow, pull it down 'til it's tight but won't backoff.
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