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Acura MDX, Oil, SUV
#1 of 16 AMOUNT OF MOTOR OIL
Dec 21, 2007 (8:15 am)
Please someone give me the amount of oil that I should place into my 2004 Acura MDX with an oil filter change as well. I am batting zero on my other questions on the Nav section. I hope I get a response back on this one.
#2 of 16 Re: AMOUNT OF MOTOR OIL [ljp6]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 21, 2007 (8:21 am)
That's pretty basic info that should be in your owner's manual. Every car I've owned has had oil quantities listed in the manual with and without a filter change.
If you don't have a manual, you can read one online via this link:
Where To Find Your Car Owner's Manual Online
The NAV question is harder - usually there's a separate manual for operating that, and I don't know if those manuals are online. Try the Acura MDX Navigation System Questions discussion for specific questions about your nav.
Happy holidays to you too!
#3 of 16 Re: AMOUNT OF MOTOR OIL [steve_]
Dec 21, 2007 (9:01 am)
Thank you--Just the information I needed. I mentioned on my other questions that I had no manual. I am promised one but as yet have not received it--so your info was very helpful.
All the bells and whistels are new to me and I'm flying by wire to get to learn how to use all the gadgets on my 04 MDX w/ touring pkg.
#4 of 16 Re: AMOUNT OF MOTOR OIL [ljp6]
Dec 21, 2007 (9:12 am)
My 2001 MDX 3.5L V6 takes exactly 5.0 quarts of oil during a change with filter change.
The 2004 engine is still 3.5L but was tuned differently to increase horsepower. I don't believe the oil sump volume was changed. Anyway, looks like folks are adding 4.5 quarts during changes of the 2004 MDX oil.
Perhaps some other on-line manual sites can tell you.
#5 of 16 Re: AMOUNT OF MOTOR OIL [mecheng1]
Dec 21, 2007 (11:25 am)
You could look at the dipstick. Just buy 5 quarts,drain the old oil and change the filter,put in 4.5 , start it up for couple minutes. Turn it off and let the oil settle for 10 minutes. Check the dipstick and add accordingly to,but not above, the top mark on the stick.
#6 of 16 Re: AMOUNT OF MOTOR OIL [ljp6]
Dec 21, 2007 (11:48 am)
Had to run out to the car to get the manual.... oil change capacity including filter is 4.5 qt. Also, recommended oil: API Premium Grade 5w-20 detergent oil. Anything else?
#7 of 16 Re: AMOUNT OF MOTOR OIL [upstatedoc]
Dec 23, 2007 (12:29 pm)
Thanks for the information. I have a lot of questions but I am going to wait until I get the manual the dealer promised me. I just started playing with the voice command function---didn't know it was available.
thanks a buch.
#8 of 16 Re: AMOUNT OF MOTOR OIL [upstatedoc]
May 01, 2008 (3:30 am)
I got an 08 MDX. Is it worth the extra money to run synthetic oil? Or can I get away with the old dinosaur oil? I intend to change my oil and filter on time.
#9 of 16 Re: AMOUNT OF MOTOR OIL [brahda808]
May 01, 2008 (7:33 am)
Worth it. How long do plan on keeping it?
#10 of 16 Re: AMOUNT OF MOTOR OIL [mecheng1]
May 01, 2008 (8:32 am)
This issue has been discussed ad nauseum as well.
I, too, run synthetic in all my vehicles. Probably due to the perception that "synthetic is better" or at least that's what the Mobil 1 commercials tell us.
That being said, I really wonder if there is any benefit if you change your oil every 3-4 thousand miles religiously?