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Thread: How many quarts of oil for oil change with filter

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    Default How many quarts of oil for oil change with filter

    The manual says the crankcase take 5.3 quarts, but everytime i change my oil, i have only needed 4 quarts.

    What are others putting in on an oil change?

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    I usually use about 4 and 1/4 quarts. The Honda service manual says to use 4.4 US qts, including filter.
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    hmmm, i dnt recall seeing 5.3L... 4.4 sounds right.
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    next time you go to the bathroom ( office) bring your manual in unless you are afraid to get it dirty open up to back page and read.....4.4 us quarts 4.2l &3.7 imp qt

    pg 247 is eng oil talks about oilpg 342 gives you the info you need 4.2 with out filter 4.4 with filter
    an 5.6 quarts is the total
    so you owe :leexn47 an apologie
    you do not put 5.3 in all the time because you never get the true amount of oil out every time. so placeing 4 quarts and a third in will do just fine....... take the time to read your manul and you will not go wrong
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    I have a second gen with the 2.4. If I use the old design oil filter (305) it takes an even 5 quarts. That is the reason I use the bigger filter.
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    4.5q gets me just shy of the top hole in the dipstick.

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    Do you really want the oil level on the top hole? I thought you should fill the oil in between the low and high mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leexn47
    Do you really want the oil level on the top hole? I thought you should fill the oil in between the low and high mark.
    you should fill it to max
    my theory is that when the engine starts up, the oil will go to the head
    so there will be less oil on the pan
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    never over fill, not good
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    4.25 Quarts sounds good to me. I recently did it and it used less than 1/2 quart over 4.
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