258 I-6: Oil Capacity?

#1
Autozone says 5 quarts. I have read many Jeepers on the net, though, who swear it holds 6 quarts.

Anyone have any input on this subject?

Thanks.
 

Marine-OpLaw

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Fredericksburg
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VA
#2
All of mine read full w/ five.

I noticed the same discrephancy... but I've never used six (6) quarts, only five. That is WITH a filter change. Five gives me a full 'reading' on the dipstick, and that's good enough for me.

I'd love to know where the six (6) comes from....:confused:
 

dcompton

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Front Royal
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VA
#3
uh yep

As usual I'm with Marine-OpLaw. 5 Quarts with a filter change. I have the Haynes manual that shows 6 also. And if I'm not mistaken so does Chiltons.

The first oil change I did on mine I used 6. Man, it is scary to pull that dip stick and see that you're a full quart over full. You're just waiting to hear the seals blow. That didn't happen of course, it would probably take more oil than that.

Have fun!

DC
 
#5
yep yep 5 quarts

My repair books said the same thing about needing 6 quarts...who in the hell knows where they got that from? I'm with these guys 5 is the number
 

bigwalton

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#6
Depends on the number/rate of leaks in your 258 :D :D

Some might be 10-20 before a change, and that's WTIHOUT the filter :D :D

I do 5 also in reality.
 

wm69

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#9
I remember this coming up when I was younger. My Chiltons said 6, the owners manual said 5. Guy who worked on my Jeep when I was too scared to do it myself said he put in about 5.2 quarts with a filter and that put it dead on the "full mark" on the dipstick.
 

gr8dain

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#11
I thought you meant oil consumption........ my bad. I will see myself out.
 

barrys

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#12
I put 5 quarts plus in but not 6. I use the larger filter J trucks call for. Some books oil filter application books call for the larger one but most call for the smaller one. Larger filter obviously means more oil needed to hit full mark.
 
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