2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test


2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Dealer Oil Underfill?

April 06, 2011

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Our 2011 Ford Mustang GT went in for routine maintenance yesterday. Shortly thereafter we read a reply to the post warning, "Be sure to check your dipstick as it has been pretty common for dealerships to underfill the 5.0, which requires 8 quarts of oil. Apparently, they're used to the 6 quarts the 4.6 required."

We were a little concerned, so we popped the hood.

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A quick check of the dipstick showed the level just a shade below the full mark. I'd say that shows the dealer didn't short us on oil. And a second look at the repair order notes 7 quarts added. Thanks to cantdrive92 for the heads up. Looks like everything is ok this time.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 5,715 miles

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