Ford Crown Victoria oil capacity


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Owners of other vehicles equipped with the Ford Modular 4.6L V8 engine such as the Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Grand Marquis, Thunderbird, Mercury Cougar, F-150, Expedition, Explorer, Mustang, Rover 75, MG ZT-T, and MV-1 may also find these DIY oil change instructions to be helpful.

The items needed to complete this procedure include a floor jack, jack stands, a 16mm socket with ratcheting wrench, a funnel, a used oil catch container, a new oil filter, and 6 quarts of SAE 5W-20 oil.

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Ford Crown Victoria oil capacity and oil change intervals

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
Crown Victoria 4.6 V8 4.7 L 5W-20 8,000 km (5,000 miles) or 12 months
Crown Victoria 4.6 V8 5.7 L 5W-20 12,000 km (7,500 miles) or 6 months

Pull out the yellow handled dipstick and check the engine oil level. Slowly pour in the last quart of SAE 5W-20 oil and repeatedly check the dipstick until the level reaches to just below the upper metal dot.

You may not need to use all 6 quarts of new oil depending on how long you allowed the old oil to drain out.

Be sure to check the oil level on the dipstick several times over the next week and watch your driveway for oil spots that may indicate a leak from the oil drain bolt or filter. Record the mileage and oil change details in your service record book.

Dan Hoffman

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