It's my understanding that the 4.7L Durango holds 6 quarts of oil but mine reads full at 5. I've also heard that there was a dipstick issue on some Durango's where they did not give the proper reading. Does anyone have info on this? I want to be sure that I'm adding the proper amount of oil. I put in six and it reads well over the full mark.
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Don't overfill! It can cause the oil to foam, and you will lose all your protection. I would put in the 5 quarts to get it on the full mark.
'98 durango 4x4 5.9l, 3.92 diff, 46re 4speed, nv242hd transfercase, home brew cai, sct tuned by hemifever, kegger mod, 2" t/s lift, custom homemade bumper, rockin goodyear duratracs. When talking about towing - There no replacement for displacement.
mine is the same way. if i add 6 it will show on the dipstick as being at least a half quart over. so i start with 5qts and usually end up using 5 1/2 total. my assumption is that there is still oil left after the change? altho mine always looks clean as a whistle after the change. if you find any info about the dipstick issue i would definately like to hear whats up.
the 4.7 is rated at 6 quarts capacity with the filter on, when you first fill the oil back up after draining and changing the filter the filter is EMPTY!!!!!!! so put the 5 in, and then check it, and make the pan full, start the truck and let it idle until the lifters quiet down, then shut it down and check the oil and top off as needed, otherwise you will be low on oil as the filter needs to fill up.
-Phillip's Law: Four-wheel-drive just means getting stuck in more inaccessible places.
I hope this helps.
SPECIFICATIONS - FLUID CAPACITIES
FUEL TANK 25 U.S. Gallons (95 Liters)****
4.7L - with Filter 5.7L (6.0 qts.)
5.9L - with Filter 4.7L (5.0 qts.)
4.7L 12.6L (13.3 qts.)***
4.7L with rear heat 13.4L (14.1 qts.)***
5.9L 15.5L (16.3 qts.)***
5.9L with rear heat 16.3L (17.2 qts.)***
Service Fill - 46RE 3.8L (4.0 qts)
O-haul Fill - 46RE 9.1-9.5L (19-20 pts)
Service Fill - 545RFE 2WD - 5.2 L (11 pts.)
4WD - 6.2 L (13 pts.)
O-haul Fill - 545RFE 13.33L (28.0 pts.)
Dry fill capacity Depending on type and size of internal cooler, length and inside diameter of cooler lines, or use of an auxiliary cooler, these figures may vary. (Refer to 21 - TRANSMISSION/AUTOMATIC/FLUID - STANDARD PROCEDURE)
NV133 1.18L (2.5 pts.)
NV233 1.18L (2.5 pts.)
NV244 1.35L (2.85 pts.)
C205F 1.66L (3.5 pts.)
8 1/4 in. 2.1L (4.4 pts.)**
9 1/4 in. 2.3L (4.9 pts.)**
**When equipped with Trac-lok, include 118 ml (4 oz.) of Limited Slip Additive.
*** Includes 0.9L (1.0 qts.) for coolant reservoir.
****Nominal refill capacities are shown. A variation may be observed from vehicle to vehicle due to manufacturing tolerance and refill procedure.
Power steering fluid capacities are dependent on engine/chassis options as well as steering gear/cooler options. Depending on type and size of internal cooler, length and inside diameter of cooler lines, or use of an auxiliary cooler, these capacities may vary.