Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Adding Engine Oil

Note: Do not remove the filler cap when the engine is running.

Note: Do not add engine oil further than the MAX mark. Oil levels above the MAX mark may cause engine damage.

Only use oils certified for gasoline engines by the


Only use oils certified for gasoline engines by the American Petroleum Institute (API). An oil with this trademark symbol conforms to the current engine and emission system protection standards and fuel economy requirements of the International Lubricants Specification Advisory Council (ILSAC), comprised of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers.

1. Remove the filler cap.

2. Add engine oil that meets Ford specifications. See Capacities and Specifications for more information.

3. Replace the filler cap. Turn it until you feel a strong resistance.

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