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Overfilling the crankcase as indicated by an oil level
above the “Max” mark on the engine oil dipstick
will cause oil aeration, which can lead to loss of oil
pressure and an increase in oil temperature. This
could damage your engine.
Change Engine Oil
Road conditions and your kind of driving affects the
interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the
following list to decide if any apply to you.
Day and night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C).
Stop and Go driving.
Extensive engine idling.
Driving in dusty conditions.
Short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km).
More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
Taxi, Police or delivery service (commercial service).
Off-Road or desert operation.
If equipped for and operating with E-85 (ethanol)
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your
engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months,
whichever comes first, and follow schedule “B—All
Engines” of the ЉMaintenance SchedulesЉ section of this
If none of these apply to you, and your vehicle is
equipped with a Non–Turbo Charged Engine then
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