Originally Posted by rashid11
03 Sorrento, 6 cyl. How much oil does it take ? Would pouring in 6 quartz
and then topping off while measuring be a good start ?
Also, do I need any special tools to remove/replace the oil filter ?
Unless you got a Diesel do not. The 2004 manual i have and am reading out of said this.
Engine oil w/filter 4.3 us Qts
wo/filter 4.0 us Qts
As for tools. The drain plug on mine is small and takes a 14mm socket. And as far as I know is OEM stock. Would not even know how it could be 17MM as the hole is not that big. The (5) Splash sheild bolts take 12mm socket. And unless the last guy was a gorilla the filter should come off fairly easy by hand with a little effort. If it is very tight you might need a filter wrench. I have a adjustable band type that works well when i get one of those stubborn filters. Put it back on hand snug tight. Once it contacts the base plate snug and stops spinning freely and is seated. All it requires is a half turn more and thats it. If you wish to give it a little more that is fine. Just do not forget what goes on by hand has to come off by hand. And never use a filter wrench to put it on. Unless you plan to use the same wrench to get it off. And there is no reason for it to be that tight in the first place.
Buy a One us Gal jug as it is cheaper and then one extra qt. Pour the WHOLE gal jug in and change filter and start vech. Then shut off and top up from the QT.
If you do not change filter then just pour the gal jug in. But this is highly UNWISE.