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oil change: 5 quarts not coming out?

so i noticed today that when i was filling up the 1qt jugs with old oil i just drained, i filled up about 4 1/2 qts, which is obviously less than the 5qts i poured in 5k miles ago. is that too much to be short, or is that a normal discrepancy after considering some undrained oil and oil residue in the drain pan, etc?
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That sounds fine to me.
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Normal.
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4.5 is normal. You can have a certain % of evaporation. You wont ever get all the oil out of the filter. ETC. Also just the oil coating everything in the engine..
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I don't think motor oil evaporates
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No oil doesnt, pretty much burns off. 4.5 is normal
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ok good. thanks :o)
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Between the residual in the pan, engine and filter... that will certainly make up the remainder.... The only way you would get 5 quarts when draining the pan would be if the engine were over filled....
The 4.5 quarts is normal as the others have posted.....
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My dealer told me 5.5... WTF

So yall say 4.5 is perfect for the 4.0 engines...
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I always use gallon and 1/2 gallon juice containers to take my old oil to the recycling place, and I've never had anything different than about 4.5 quarts.
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the filter holds half a qt
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My dealer told me 5.5... WTF

So yall say 4.5 is perfect for the 4.0 engines...
Look in your owner's manual to be sure, but 5.5 qts. sounds like too much. Most Ford engines (save for diesels and some V8s) take 5 qts.
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3.0 takes 4.5 quarts w/ oil filter change. The 4.0 is 5 quarts I believe. 5.5 is too much for the 4.0, and wayyyyy to much for the 3.0.
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Look in your owner's manual to be sure
Well **** didn't think of that...
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the 4.0 says 5 but i have never got that much in there since ive owned mine. its usually 4.5.
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