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1979-1993 Mustang Fluid Capacities

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 9/10/2021

Looking for the fluid capacities for your 1979-1993 Mustang? Check out LMR's quick and easy Fox Body fluid capacity guide to get your Mustang maintained!

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1979-93 Fox Body Fluid Capacities


Fox Body Mustang Oil Capacity

  • 2.3 Non-turbo, All V6 & V8's 5qts with filter change.
    • Oil filter 2.3, All V6 & V8's, Motorcraft FL1A. V8 w/factory oilcooler, Motorcraft FL300
  • 2.3 Turbo 5.5qts with filter change.
    • Oil filter 2.3 Turbo, Motorcraft FL300
Check out our oil change kits here: Fox Body Engine Oil

Fox Body Mustang Coolant System Capacity

  • 2.3 Non-Turbo & 3.8 V6, Approx. 10qts (2.5gal)
  • 5.0 V8, Approx. 14qts (3.5gal)
Check out our cooling system components here: Fox Body Engine Cooling & Heating

Fox Body Mustang Transmission Fluid Capacity

  • T5 Approx. 2.8 qts
  • AOD Approx. 12.3 qts (including torque converter) , Approx 5qts (pan and filter service only)
  • A4LD Approx. 9.5 qts (including torque converter), Approx 3qts (pan and filter service only)
  • C4 Approx. 11 qts (including torque converter), Approx 5qts (pan and filter service only)
  • SROD 4-Speed Approx. 2 qts
Check out our transmission components below:
Manual: Fox Body Manual Transmission Components
Automatic: Fox Body Automatic Transmission Components

Fox Body Mustang Rear End Fluid Capacity

  • 7.5'' Differential, Approx. 2qts & 4oz of friction modifier.
  • 8.8'' Differential, Approx. 2qts & 4oz of friction modifier.
LMR recommends the 75W140 viscosity for all 1986-2014 8.8" differentials as it is appropriate for most climates, fuel economy, and performance.
Check out our rear end fluid service kits: Fox Body Mustang Rear End Gears

Oil Viscosity Explained

Why do I see a “W” on my engine and gear oil? Simply explained, this means the oil being used is a multi-viscosity application. The ‘W” in motor and gear oil stands for winter. The first number you see is the classification of cold weather viscosity. The smaller the number is on this first number means the oil being used will be less viscous at lower temps. The second number after the “W” is the high temp viscosity, or how the oil is at operating temps. Once again, the higher the number, the thicker the oil would be. Thicker oil is not always better, depending on the age and wear of the engine, thicker viscosity oil can benefit you. On a brand new engine, this could actually hurt you. Ford and other manufactures have specifications normally listed on the oil cap or in the factory owner’s manual.