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X-5 Driver
09-30-2009, 03:58 PM
Why? I've never seen an engine with 2 oil fill caps. I'm changing the oil today, getting her ready to winterize. I've got her drained now getting ready to change the filter and refill with oil. The owner's manual doesn't say anything about it. I assume I have to fill each side with oil, 5 quarts total? Sorry for the stupid question. :confused:

09-30-2009, 04:00 PM
Cheaper to make just one valve cover.

Both oil caps go to the same place. Fill through the one that's most convenient.

09-30-2009, 04:01 PM
No, it all goes down to the same place..the oil pan.

09-30-2009, 04:07 PM
2.5 quarts each of LH and RH oil in each valve cover, IIRC.:rolleyes:

09-30-2009, 04:33 PM
2.5 quarts each of LH and RH oil in each valve cover, IIRC.:rolleyes:

couldn't find the MC stuff, but will this Pennzoil 15W40 work?

Here is more info - it doesn't distinguish between the two caps.

09-30-2009, 04:39 PM
Yes, it will work great.

X-5 Driver
09-30-2009, 04:49 PM
Thanks, y'all.

10-01-2009, 10:00 AM
Make sure you use the OIL cap, not the 710 cap!:D

10-01-2009, 10:30 AM
Shouldn't there be a PCV valve attached to a vacuum hose in one of those holes?

10-01-2009, 11:49 AM
And the blond joke of the day is...

A few days ago I was having some work done at my local garage. A blonde came in and asked for a seven-hundred-ten.

We all looked at each other and another customer asked, 'What is a seven-hundred-ten?'
She replied, 'You know, the little piece in the middle of the engine, I have lost it and need a new one..'

She replied that she did not know exactly what it was, but this piece had always been there.

The mechanic gave her a piece of paper and a pen and asked her to draw what the piece looked like.

She drew a circle and in the middle of it wrote 710. He then took her over to another car which had its hood up and asked 'is there a 710 on this car?'

She pointed and said, 'Of course, its right there.'

If you're not sure what a 710 is look below!