Changing oil

Miranda Marie

Asked by Apr 16, 2016 at 02:06 AM about the 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Doing an oil change on an 89 Olds Cutlass
Ciera how much oil do I put back in it has a
2.8 liter motor

4 Answers

Tom Demyan

Add till the oil is between the cross hatching on the dipstick, usually 4-5 quarts. You always want extra for top offs between changes.

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Bob Beaman

Put in 4 quarts and start it and let it run for 30 seconds. Shut it of and let it sit for a couple of minutes and check the oil. Add additional oil until the proper level is reached on the dipstick.


Miranda, sounds like you do a great job taking care of your older car. If you want some more info, you might be able to get an owners manual on ebay, or try

Bob Beaman

Owner's manuals are available at

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