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Old 01-11-2008, 01:48 PM
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Default 2004 Malibu Maxx 3.5 V6 Oil Capacity???

Irecently purchased a2004 Chevy Malibu Maxx LT V6 3.5L a few months ago. Itis in need of an oil change. The car did not come with the owner's manual. I have tried to locate the oil capacity, but I cannot find it. Could someone please let me know? I found one site on GM's website that says it is 4.5 quarts, but I purchased a Haynes Malibu Manual and it says the V6 holds 4 quarts and the 4cyl holds 5 quarts. I thought it was weird that the 4cyl holds more oil then the V6. Please let me know what the oil capacity is for the 2004 Malibu Maxx V6. I also noticed that it has a possible oil leak. Has anyone else had a problem with an oil leak on a '04 Malibu?

Also does anyone know if these cars have a fuel filter? Also has anyone figured why the car sometimes won't turn over when you go to start. It will like try to turnover for couple tries then just turns off. Then you try it again and same thing. Finally you have to actually hit the gas a little bit while it is trying to start to get it to fire up. It only does this to me about once a week but it is annoying. It isn't a bad battery cuz it is getting power. It also happens at all gas tank levels not just when the tank is low. I believe it has something to do with the fuel system/pump. Not quite sure though.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:06 PM
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Default RE: 2004 Malibu Maxx 3.5 V6 Oil Capacity???

it holds 4.5qts and uses a acdelco pf61 filter.
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:59 PM
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Thank you for your reply. I just changed my oil and used 4.5 qts of valvoline oil and a WIX filter.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:17 PM
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Default RE: 2004 Malibu Maxx 3.5 V6 Oil Capacity???

I had the same question. My manual says with a filter, to use 5 quarts. I did that and the oil level is up over the crosshairs about a 1/2 inch. Am I in trouble here? Do I need todrain out the excess. Why is my manual wrong?
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