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#1472500 - 05/21/09 05:28 PM Oil Capacity for a 96 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 (OHV)
afoulk Offline


Registered: 01/29/08
Posts: 1149
Loc: Brickerville, PA
Hey guys, doing the first oil change on my gf's explorer since she got it, but it doesn't have the owners manual with it. Anyone know the oil capacity w/filter? I think its 5qts. for the SOHC 4.0, but hers has the old pushrod 4.0. I gotta replace the Idle Air Control valve, so I figured while i'm under there I'll do a quick oil change.
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#1472511 - 05/21/09 05:46 PM Re: Oil Capacity for a 96 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 (OHV) [Re: afoulk]
Nickdfresh Offline


Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 4387
Loc: Buffalo, NY
I'm pretty sure it's about five quarts. Start with four-and-a-half, run it to operating temp when finished, then top off as necessary...

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#1472524 - 05/21/09 06:05 PM Re: Oil Capacity for a 96 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 (OHV) [Re: Nickdfresh]
oilboy123 Offline


Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 6923
Loc: Everett, Washington
Capacities about half way down.......

1996 FORD TRUCKS EXPLORER 4.0L 6-cyl Engine Code [X]

FILTERS
Oil Filter: EAO15 Absolute Efficiency Oil Filter:
Oil Filter: 51515 WIX 51515 Oil Filter
Air Filter: EAA416 Absolute Efficiency Air Filter:
Air Filter: 46416 WIX 46416 Air Filter
Fuel Filter: 33296 WIX 33296 Fuel Filter
Trans Filter: 58840 WIX 58840 Auto Tran Filter [1]
Trans Filter: 58841 WIX 58841 Auto Tran Filter [2]

1. 2WD
2. 4WD

NGK PLUGS & WIRE SETS
PLUG GPSERIES TR55GP NGK3403
PLUG IXIRIDIUM TR55IX NGK7164
PLUG PREMIUMPLATINUM PTR5F-11 *
PLUG PRERIUMIRIDIUM ITR5F13 ^
PLUG VPOWER TR55 NGK3951
WIRESET WIRESET RC-FDZ036 NGK52184

TRICO WIPER BLADES
Blade Class Driver Passenger Rear
NEOFORM T16180 T16180
EXACTFIT T181 T181 T122
WINTER T37180 T37180 T37131

LUBRICANTS & FLUIDS
Engine Oil
Grade 1......API*
SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Signature Series Oil
SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil
SAE 5W-30 XL Synthetic Motor Oil
All Temps......5W-30
Manual Transmission,.....MA[1]
Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid
Torque-Drive™ Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATD)
Automatic Transmission,4R55E.....MA
Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid
Torque-Drive™ Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATD)
Automatic Transmission,4R70W.....MA
Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid
Torque-Drive™ Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATD)
Differential, Front .....GL-5
All Temps......75W-90
Severe Gear 75W-90
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube
Severe Gear 75W-110
Controlled Slip Differential, Rear .....GL-5*[2]
All Temps......80W-90
SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube
Severe Gear 75W-90
Severe Gear 75W-110
Standard Differential, Rear .....GL-5
All Temps......80W-90
SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube
Severe Gear 75W-90
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube
Severe Gear 75W-110
Transfer Case,Warner 1354.....MA
Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid
Torque-Drive™ Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATD)
Transfer Case,Warrner 4405.....MA
Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid
Torque-Drive™ Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATD)
Fluids
Power Steering Fluid.....MA5
Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid
Brake Fluid.....HBH
Series 600 DOT 4 Racing Brake Fluid
Clutch Fluid.....HBH
Series 600 DOT 4 Racing Brake Fluid

1. Beginning immediately all manual transmission applications
requiring MERCON can now be serviced using MERCON-V
or MERCON Automatic Transmission Fluid or dual usage fluids
labeled MERCON/MERCON-V. After July 1, 2007,
MERCON Automatic Transmission Fluid will no longer be
manufactured, therefore, availability of this fluid will
only continue for however long it takes to deplete what
remains in inventory.
2. Limited Slip Identification: Letter & number
on plate on door lock pillar. (Models W/ Traction-Lok Rear
Axle Add 4 oz offriction modifier part no. C8AZ-19B546A
(EST-M2C118-A)

CHASSIS LUBRICATION
Two-wheel drive
0-6 Fittings, 0 Plugs..........LM
Series 2000 Synthetic Racing Grease
Synthetic GHD Heavy-Duty EP Grease
Synthetic Multi-Purpose Grease NLGI #2
Four-wheel drive
0-10 Fittings, 0 Plugs..........LM
Series 2000 Synthetic Racing Grease
Synthetic GHD Heavy-Duty EP Grease
Synthetic Multi-Purpose Grease NLGI #2

CAPACITIES
Engine, with filter..........5.0 quarts[1]
Cooling System, Initial Fill..........8.0 quarts
AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
Automatic Transmission, 4R70W Initial Fill..........5.0 quarts
Automatic Transmission, 4R55E Initial Fill..........3.0 quarts
Automatic Transmission, 4R55E Initial Fill..........3.0 quarts
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
4 speed 4wd 4R55E..........9.9 quarts
4 speed 4R70W..........14.0 quarts
4 speed 2wd 4R55E..........9.5 quarts
Manual Transmission, ..........5.5 pints
Differential, Dana 35 Front..........3.6 pints[2]
Differential, Rear..........5.5 pints[3]
Transfer Case,Warner 1354..........2.5 pints
Transfer Case,Warrner 4405..........3.0 pints

1. When refilling, remove dipstick to provide adequate venting
and allow oil to flow into crankcase.
2. Fill no higher than 9.5 mm or 3/8 inch below fill plug.
3. Fill to no more than 1/4 to 9/16 inch below fill plug hole.

TORQUES
Oil Drain Plug.....15-25 ft-lbs
Transfer case
Fill Plug.....14-22 ft-lbs
Drain Plug.....14-22 ft-lbs
Manual Transmission Maz M50D 5-SPD
Fill Plug.....29-43 ft-lbs
Drain Plug.....29-43 ft-lbs

SERVICE INTERVAL
AMSOIL Product Recommendation and Drain Interval Guide (g1490)

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#1472528 - 05/21/09 06:07 PM Re: Oil Capacity for a 96 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 (OHV) [Re: oilboy123]
afoulk Offline


Registered: 01/29/08
Posts: 1149
Loc: Brickerville, PA
Hey, thanks for your help guys.
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#1472617 - 05/21/09 07:39 PM Re: Oil Capacity for a 96 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 (OHV) [Re: afoulk]
afoulk Offline


Registered: 01/29/08
Posts: 1149
Loc: Brickerville, PA
well, went to wally world and picked up a 5qt. jug of good ol' Q.S. dino, a Motorcraft filter, and a bottle of Gumout with Regain fuel system cleaner. Its got almost 95,000miles on it. I was gonna go with Valvoline Maxlife Syn. Blend, but they only had it left in 5w-20. I think I'll go with that next go around, and do the plugs, wires, and fuel filter at the same time.
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#1472739 - 05/21/09 09:04 PM Re: Oil Capacity for a 96 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 (OHV) [Re: afoulk]
dave1251 Online   happy


Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 8157
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
This is funny because when me and my wife bought a 03 explorer for her there was no owners manual either.
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#1472799 - 05/21/09 09:44 PM Re: Oil Capacity for a 96 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 (OHV) [Re: dave1251]
afoulk Offline


Registered: 01/29/08
Posts: 1149
Loc: Brickerville, PA
We really lucked out on this one. She totaled her saturn, and this one had just been traded in at the Ford dealer her dad works at. The couple that had it had always had it worked on there and he had just rebuilt the tranny in it last year, so atleast we know the history on it. Its fully loaded other than the fact it has cloth seats and the base engine, it had 93,000miles on it, and she got it for only $3,000.
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#1473032 - 05/22/09 02:39 AM Re: Oil Capacity for a 96 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 (OHV) [Re: afoulk]
DragRace Offline


Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 2327
Loc: 1/4 Mile Track
 Originally Posted By: afoulk
We really lucked out on this one. She totaled her saturn, and this one had just been traded in at the Ford dealer her dad works at. The couple that had it had always had it worked on there and he had just rebuilt the tranny in it last year, so atleast we know the history on it. Its fully loaded other than the fact it has cloth seats and the base engine, it had 93,000miles on it, and she got it for only $3,000.


After your done changing oil etc, replace the belt tensioner as they are known to fail,ask me how I know

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