2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT: Added Another Quart

October 06, 2011


I checked our Mustang's oil yesterday and noticed it was slightly below the bottom fill line on the dipstick. I went ahead and added about three-quarters of a quart of 5W-20 to bring it up. Oddly, this was just a couple weeks after Scott added a previous quart of oil. It seems unlikely that it dropped down again so suddenly. So I asked Scott about it and he said it was hard to read the dipstick and he wanted to make sure he didn't overfill it. I agree on that point as the location of the front suspension brace makes it a little tricky to get the stick out and read it. So maybe the oil level was down even more from before.

Anyway, we should be good, though the timing is a bit ironic as just today the Mustang's in-car oil notification popped up; we're due for an oil change. So we'll be hitting up the dealership shortly.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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