4.6 DOHC OIL CAPACITY QUESTION.

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by IMPORTKILLER, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. IMPORTKILLER

    IMPORTKILLER New Member

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    Does anyone know for sure exactly how much oil a 1996-1998 cobra should take ? I always put in 6.5 qts. 6 for the oil pan/ .5 for the filter ?
    Is this correct ? I cannot seem to ever get 2-people to answer this question the same . Also does anyone make a better dipstick than the stupid stock one. It never reads the same. I always get a dif read on it. I depend on my oil pressure gauge to set me straight. One last thing what is up with that stupid LOW OIL light that does not shut off even right after I have changed my own oil and I am on a level surface ?? I just want that light to go away .HELP !!!
     
  2. M.O.E

    M.O.E Active Member

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    6.5 qts. I have no idea where to get a new dip stick. Should get that light looked at.
     
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    thorco3 Well-Known Member

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    6 quarts should be the fill max.

    thats what the shop manuals should read... i've been :drunk: though so i could be a lil off I will check for ya in the morning.
     
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    sbrooks New Member

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    6 according to the owners manual
     
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    M.O.E Active Member

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    These motor's need a little more than 6!! I put about 6.5 to 7 :thumb:
     
  6. IMPORTKILLER

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    This is what I am talking about . Some say 6,some say 6.5 some say 6.5- 7. I have even heard that the shop manual is wrong. That cant be true.Can it ? Thanks for your comments. It really bothers me . I need to get some closure on this B-4 I go to a shrink. :D :dunno: :( :eek: :noes: :-[ :-\
     
  7. uncltrvlnmatt

    uncltrvlnmatt Legend

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    6.5 I just changed mine last week. I always put in 6.5. I hate having 1/2 a quart left over. It is annoying as hell to me.

    Can't help you with the dipstick.
     
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    I would thik the dealer could get the Dipstick? :dunno:
     
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    Mine takes 7 every time. Damn thing is thirsty.

    -Dan
     
  10. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    I use 6 even...2V & 4V have same pan

    For the dipstick check out Lokar...I bought one at Sumit for @$40 and its flexible and looks better.
     
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    Goindeafonmtx Active Member

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    Pics?
     
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    6 quarts mobile 1 5w30 all day everyday O0
     
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    quickstang_1994 Well-Known Member

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    Ford made a dumb mistake. Each vehicle, cobra or gt is different. It ranges from 5 qts to 7 qts. personally I would put in 6 then check and fill. This is actually all mod motors this was done on. I've only seen a hand full take 5qts.
     
  14. Danimal

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    What is the mistake?
     
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    quickstang_1994 Well-Known Member

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    different pans they were revized
     
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    6 quarts with filter. dont use :puke:lucas oil or penzoil :puke:
     
  17. Midnight_Cobra

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    Screw the owners manual, put 6-7 quarts everytime. I've seen to many spun bearings with no oil. The heads themselves can hold like 1.5 quarts then about another quart in lines, so that leaves only about 4 quarts in the pan. Put 6.5 everytime.
     
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    +1... if you dont drive the car hard (road course autocross dragracing) id put 6 or a tick more, but if you do beat on it a lil.. put 7.. it shouldnt hurt. and the book says 6 qts.
     
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    If anything I would go by what the owner's manual says - 6. But I usually put about 5.5 in my car...It puts it right to the max level mark. Personally, I think 7 is way too much of an overfill. :shrug:
     
  20. jys97cobra

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    I PUT AROUND 6.5 THEN ABOUT .5 MORE SINCE I GOT THE BLOWER. DO YOU GUYS USE REGULAR OR SYNTHETIC OIL IS WHAT I WANT TO KNOW?