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How many quarts of oil does a 4.9 hold?
How many quarts of transmission fluid does a 4.9 hold?

...for a 92STS
 

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If memory serves me correctly, the crankcase holds 4.5 qts. of oil. Not sure about the trans.
 

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I dug out the book on my 92 Eldorado, which was a 4.9

Engine oil change with filter is 5.5 quarts.

Automatic transmission holds 11 quarts.. Also lubes the front drive axle.
 

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Allow me to put an addendum on that....

I dropped the pan on the trans, changed the filter, and refilled it once...now, I apologize, it was years ago, but I don't remember it needing 11 quarts...

11 quarts might be the figure for a bone dry transmission....like a "total capacity" number, not the "service change" number. Dropping the pan will not drain every drop. I seem to recall it was more like 6 or 7 quarts.

It was a few years ago though. I could be wrong. As always, keep checking the level as you refill it. This might sound a little goofy, but on a couple of occasions, when I am really in doubt about the amount I drained, I have been known to pour the drain material from the pan into gallon cans to get an idea how much I DRAINED, which then gives me an idea how much to ADD BACK... not the most scientific thing, to be sure, but if I drain 5 quarts, I pretty much know I better not add back 11 quarts..... crude, but effective.

Good luck.
 

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5.5? Hmm, the memory is the second thing to go. It apparently is worse than I thought.
 

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Patrick7997 said:
Allow me to put an addendum on that....

I dropped the pan on the trans, changed the filter, and refilled it once...now, I apologize, it was years ago, but I don't remember it needing 11 quarts...

11 quarts might be the figure for a bone dry transmission....like a "total capacity" number, not the "service change" number. Dropping the pan will not drain every drop. I seem to recall it was more like 6 or 7 quarts.

It was a few years ago though. I could be wrong. As always, keep checking the level as you refill it. This might sound a little goofy, but on a couple of occasions, when I am really in doubt about the amount I drained, I have been known to pour the drain material from the pan into gallon cans to get an idea how much I DRAINED, which then gives me an idea how much to ADD BACK... not the most scientific thing, to be sure, but if I drain 5 quarts, I pretty much know I better not add back 11 quarts..... crude, but effective.

Good luck.
Actually, that's pretty damn smart. It makes it better than guesstomating it.
 

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If I'm not mistaken, the engine oil capacity is stamped on the dip stick.
 
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