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    What is the official oil capacity per Toyota for MKIV Supra NA & Turbo models?

    I looked in the owners manual and I don't see it listed. Castrol website says 5.28 quarts and I have looked on the forums and seen 5 quarts mentioned and "5 quarts or so" mentioned. Does anyone know what Toyota calls for? I have a 97 NA and 97 Turbo. Trying to do this today otherwise I would just call dealer in morning.

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    Buy 6 quarts and fill until it’s on the full line. Not rocket science
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    I have 6 cars so I don't like buying 2 5 quarts and guessing. If you don't know then just move on to next post science guy. Nonetheless that is what I am doing today to get both of these Toyota's done and out of my way.

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    The problem is you can't drain ALL of the oil. I just changed the oil on my NA (with filter change), dumped in a 5qt. bottle, and it's just barely over full.

    My general rule for 6-cylinders (at least all the ones I own) is dump in 5 qts, run for a few minutes, let it sit for a while, then recheck the level per the dipstick. Then add what the dipstick indicates is needed, if any. Usually I don't have to add any more than the initial 5 qts.
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    Last time I checked you can’t buy “5.28” quarts. So whether it takes 5.1 or 5.9 qts to still end up buying 6 qts

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    You guys crack me up, instead of saying you don't know the answer you start giving oil change advice like this is some mom's group forum. I have changed my own oil and always fill to spec and never had an issue so far in 18 years with it coming to the full level on my dipstick. The specs are actually in the manual although not listed in the index under oil or service so I just had to flip through this morning when I had more time. For those out there searching for the official specs, I am attaching it. 5.5 quarts for GE and 5.3 quarts for the GTE with filter change. SupraServiceSpecs.jpg

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    Ok buddy get out your beaker and have at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jory View Post
    5.5 quarts for GE and 5.3 quarts for the GTE with filter change.
    If I had forced 5.5 qts into my NA, I'd be 1/2 quart over full. You were given helpful, practical answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkivsoopratt View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitshftr View Post
    If I had forced 5.5 qts into my NA, I'd be 1/2 quart over full. You were given helpful, practical answers.
    The definition of practical is the exact opposite of what was given. Either yes you know the official number or move on. I am not sure how you change your oil, I change mine hot and leave it to drain while I start the next car. I pour all my oil through a funnel that has a screen and allows me to stop the flow to measure in a quart or less towards the end. My NA took exactly 5.5 quarts to the fill line on my dipstick, the same on the Turbo. It takes less time to know how much oil I need than to check and re-check the dipsticks. I change the oil on the 3 cars at a time. Hopefully my post of the actual info will help someone who is looking for that.

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    It’s possible that the oil capacity is for a dry engine (i.e. new from factory in crate), not one that was just ran and still has it everywhere in between the bearings.
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