Hey, started a new job, oil changes/tire work at a shop. Was wanting to know if theres any rule of thumb or guesstimate on how much oil a given vehical would take after an oil change? like after the oil is all out whats a good way of judging how much to go in?
What shop are you at that they haven't taught you this? :x (I'm holding
back on my tire comment)
Makes me happy I change my own oil! Each vehicle has it's own specification. The shop should have a book that lists the cars and the amount of oil that should go in it. If they don't have this information, find a job at a better oil/tire place, it will only help you in the long run.
You can always fall back on the vehicle owners manual.
I concur with theman 100%. As a general rule of thumb you'll find most
four cylinders take 4 quarts, most six and eight cylinders take 5 quarts.
Until you have some experience under your belt go by the book if available.
Or use one less than you think the engine needs, then recheck after
running it for a minute. It's easier to add than subtract.
One word of caution. GM Northstars use 8 quarts, so don't do a start and check with only 4.
make sure you dont double gasket the oil filter. "messy problem"
Allrighty, thx guys. we dont have a book :rolleyes: but ill see about getting one, if not for the shope just for me 8)
<---Hopes this "shop" isn't in So. Cal.