You'll want to get 12-13 quarts to be safe. Check the level after driving and temperature is at operating level. Then check dipstick with engine running. 2 gallons may be enough but it is worth getting another quart to top it off. Better to have it on hand rather than it be low. Depends how far you live from parts store. Don't drive it more than a few miles before checking it and if fluid is not on stick, I would get someone to take you to get fluid.
As far as the oil pan, removing the bolts is all you need to do. The bolts should be tightened in a cross pattern starting from the inside out. The torque is in inch-lbs, so it does not take much to have the bolts tight enough. Use threadlocker on the bolts. If you overtighten the bolts the gasket will get squished out the side and possibly leak. You can use some silicone, just a thin layer, to ensure a leak free seal.
Saturday, April 14th, 2012 AT 12:04 AM