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1996 Buick Century
2.2L 4-cyl Engine Code [4] Engine Code [4]
120 bhp. @ 5200 rpm / Torque: 130 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm
2.2L - Inline 4-cyl (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 9:1

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (1996 Buick Century with engine code [4]) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  API*
    Above -18C  »  10W-30
    All TEMPS  »  5W-30
  2. Automatic Transmission

  3. Power Steering Fluid

    Power Steering Fluid  »  PS003

    Power Steering Fluid (PSFCN)
  4. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [2]
  5. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] This specification has been updated from Dexron II or III to
    Dexron VI per a Technical Service Bulletin from the
    manufacturer
    [2] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3. Original recommendation
    P/N 12377967 has been replaced by P/N 19353126.

  6. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4.3 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  8.5 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, THM125C Initial Fill  »  3.8 liters
    Automatic Transmission, 4T60-E Initial Fill  »  7 liters
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    3 speed THM125C  »  6.6 liters
    4 speed 4T60-E  »  12.7 liters
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  7. Chassis Lubrication

  8. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  35 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter Ea® Oil Filter (EA15K29)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51040 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 46179 Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33487 Fuel Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58952 Trans Filter  
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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ASL 5W-30 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil (ASL)

The Top Tier of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. Engineered for enthusiasts seeking maximum protection and performance. Precision-f...
XLF 5W-30 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLF)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OEF 5W-30 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OEF)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
ATL Signature Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF

A fuel efficient automatic transmission fluid recommended for GM, Ford and Toyota transmissions where lighter viscosity oil is required. Provides the same excellent protection and performance as AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle ATF. Recommended ...
OTL OE Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
PSF Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid (PSF)

AMSOIL Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid provides excellent wear protection. Its synthetic formulation delivers better lubricity and reduced friction, resulting in cooler operating temperatures, longer component life and quieter operation....
GLC Synthetic Multi-Purpose Grease NLGI #2 (GLC)

AMSOIL Synthetic Multi-Purpose Grease is qualified against the highest grease standards and designed for multiple-use applications. Composed of premium-quality synthetic base oils and calcium sulfonate complex thickeners, Multi-Purpose Grease provide...
GWR Synthetic Water Resistant Grease NLGI#2 (GWR)

Superior Lubrication and Protection in Automotive and Industrial Applications With Extensive Exposure to Water Package sizes include: 3-oz. Cartridges (not sold individually, comes in a pack of 3) 3-oz. Cartridges (case of 10) 14-oz. Cartri...
GRG DOMINATOR Synthetic Racing Grease (GRG)

Exceptional High-Speed/High-Temperature Performance. AMSOIL DOMINATOR® Synthetic Racing Grease is engineered to protect high-performance bearings and chassis components in racing applications operated on snow, dirt, water or track. Package siz...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
wix oil filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Lubricate
Item:
Chassis
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The frame of a vehicle to which the body attaches.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/rotate
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.16
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/rotate
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
22,500 miles (36,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/rotate
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel tank, cap & lines
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A reservoir for the vehicle's fuel.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
EGR system
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Exhaust Gas Recirculation system. A device that redirects a small amount of exhaust to the engine intake in an effort to lower combustion temperature and reduce the emission of nitrogen oxide.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Spark plug wires
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge the spark plug(s).
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
37,500 miles (60,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/rotate
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Automatic transmission filter(s)
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A component in most automatic transmissions that is fitted over the fluid intake, usually in the pan, that prevents debris and other contaminants from circulating throughout the transmission's inner workings and potentially causing unnecessary wear or damage. Some transmissions use a reusable metal or nylon mesh-type screen in place of a disposable filter.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
100
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
577106A
NHTSA Item Number:
50571

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Cold start rattle noise. ( nhtsa item number - 50571 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
677164
NHTSA Item Number:
51296

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent neutral or loss of drive at highway speeds or from fourth gear (replace control valve body assembly). ( nhtsa item number - 51296 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
577106A
NHTSA Item Number:
51497

Component Description: Power train:driveline:driveshaft.

Service Bulletin Summary: Cold start rattle noise (diagnosis/service procedure). ( nhtsa item number - 51497 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
776001
NHTSA Item Number:
51302

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Knock, rattle or tap noise from the engine before the engine has reached operating temperature or under light load conditions at operating temperature knock, rattle or tap noise from the engine before the engine has reached operating ( nhtsa item number - 51302 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-07-01
Bulletin Number:
776001
NHTSA Item Number:
52935

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information concerning engine knock/rattle or tap noise before engine has reached operating temperature or under light load conditions at operating temperature (replace piston and/or rod assemblies). Ak ( nhtsa item number - 52935 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-08-01
Bulletin Number:
970801735026
NHTSA Item Number:
54419

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: Comment that the abs light is on with diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) 46 and 86 set as current or history. ( nhtsa item number - 54419 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-09-01
Bulletin Number:
9709013202B
NHTSA Item Number:
54328

Component Description: Steering:wheel and handle bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing intermittent steering column snap or click noise when turning. ( nhtsa item number - 54328 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
971101776304
NHTSA Item Number:
54066

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject pertaining to driveability symptoms due to fuel injector deposits. ( nhtsa item number - 54066 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
98776304A
NHTSA Item Number:
600282

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system:injectors.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience a driveability symptom of long or hard starts, chuggle, rough idle and light or intermittent misfire. ( nhtsa item number - 600282 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
98876121A
NHTSA Item Number:
601058

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit a clattering noise at idle speed originating from the timing chain and front cover area. ( nhtsa item number - 601058 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-06-01
Bulletin Number:
98576124A
NHTSA Item Number:
601915

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Comments on a ticking type noise that begins shortly after cold engine start-up and gradually diminishes as the engine warms up. ( nhtsa item number - 601915 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-07-01
Bulletin Number:
876002A
NHTSA Item Number:
615073

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some v6 engines may, on a very infrequent basis, have an oil odor condition that is generally encountered after the engine's oil has been changed. Typically the odor lasts approximately 1000 miles after the change of oil and then does not re ( nhtsa item number - 615073 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-02-01
Bulletin Number:
990604005
NHTSA Item Number:
604343

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some owners may experience a driveability symptom of long or hard starts, chuggle, rough idle and light or intermittent misfire. ( nhtsa item number - 604343 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-12-01
Bulletin Number:
990730030
NHTSA Item Number:
6089996

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with hydra-matic 3t40, 4t60 or 4t60-e transxales may comment on a grinding and / or growling noise that is noticeable when in park on incline. ( nhtsa item number - 6089996 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
4615
NHTSA Item Number:
10023171

Component Description: Service brakes, air.

Service Bulletin Summary: Abs pump running when not needed. ( nhtsa item number - 10023171 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-04-01
Bulletin Number:
990604005A
NHTSA Item Number:
619360

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some owners may comment on driveability symptons of long or hard starts, chuggle, rough idle and light or intermittent misfire due to clogged fuel injectors. ( nhtsa item number - 619360 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-04-01
Bulletin Number:
990730030A
NHTSA Item Number:
619370

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Owners of some vehicles equipped with hydra-matic 3t40, 4t60, 4t60-e or 4t65-e transaxles may comment on a grinding and / or growling noise that is noticeable when standing in park on a hill or slope with the engine running and the parking ( nhtsa item number - 619370 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-06-01
Bulletin Number:
010601010A
NHTSA Item Number:
620810

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding polymer service pistons. ( nhtsa item number - 620810 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-04-01
Bulletin Number:
020601014
NHTSA Item Number:
634708

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding revised lower intake manifold installation. ( nhtsa item number - 634708 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-12-01
Bulletin Number:
010601002A
NHTSA Item Number:
10000782

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Revised piston pin removal / installation procedure. ( nhtsa item number - 10000782 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
BUICK, CHEVROLET, GMC, OLDSMOBILE, PONTIAC
Model(s):
ACHIEVA, ALERO, AZTEK, BERETTA, CAMARO, CAVALIER, CENTURY, CORSICA, CUTLASS, FIREBIRD, GRAND AM, GRAND PRIX, IMPALA, LUMINA, LUMINA APV, MALIBU, MONTANA, MONTE CARLO, REGAL, RENDEZVOUS, S10, SILHOUETTE, SKYLARK, SONOMA, SUNFIRE, TRANS SPORT, VENTURE
Year(s):
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Manufacturer:
DELPHI
NHTSA ID:
07E021000
Recall Date:
March 12th, 2007
Units Affected:
742

Affected Component: Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:pressure relief devices.

Summary: Certain delphi fuel pressure regulators, p/nos. Fp10020-11b1, fp10026-11b1, and fp10027-11b1, sold after january 9, 2007, as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles listed above. The universal pressure regulators (upr) were produced without an o'ring and retainer. .

Conequence: Fuel may leak, possibly resulting in a fire. .

Remedy: Delphi will notify owners and replace the upr free of charge. The recall began on april 23, 2007. Owners can contact delphi at 877-411-8770. .

Notes: This recall only pertains to aftermarket delphi fuel pressure regulators and has no relation to any original equipment installed by general motors. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153).

#
2
Make(s):
BUICK, CHEVROLET, OLDSMOBILE, PONTIAC
Model(s):
6000, CELEBRITY, CENTURY, CIERA, CUTLASS
Year(s):
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Manufacturer:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
NHTSA ID:
95V173000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
2,216,325

Affected Component: Seat belts:front:anchorage.

Summary: These vehicles were assembled with rear outboard safety belt anchorages that may not withstand the required load. This does not comply with fmvss no. 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages. ".

Conequence: Consequence of non-compliance: in a collison, stress can cause the attachment metal to tear and allow the anchorage to separate from the body of the vehicle. The safety belt may not protect an occupant in the event of a vehicle crash. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace the existing anchor bolts with a new shoulder bolt and thread locking adhesive. Additionally, noise control patches will be applied at each anchorage. .

Notes: System: interior; active restraints; belt anchor and attachment; fmvss no. 210. Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. Note: owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact buick at 1-800-521-7300; chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020; pontiac at 1-800-762-2737; or oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

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