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2009 malibu how much oil does it take to change the oil?

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2009 malibu how much oil does it take to change the oil?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  carguyjosh replied 7 years ago.
If you have the 2.4 litre engine it takes 5 quarts of oil to refill and if it the 3.6 litre V-6 engine it takes 5.5 quarts to refill.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

My husband put in 5 quarts and it was showing as low on the dip stick so he added another 1/2 quart, is that a problem?


Expert:  carguyjosh replied 7 years ago.
1/2 quart of oil extra is not going to be a problem. The specs that GM provides are for middle of the operating range. You should not have any problems, if it was showing low on the stick, I would have also topped it off...
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