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1998 Chevrolet Prizm
1.8L 4-cyl Engine Code [8] Engine Code [8]
120 bhp. @ 5600 rpm / Torque: 127 ft. lbs. @ 4400 rpm
1.8L - Inline 4-cyl (Gasoline)

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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 (1998 Chevrolet Prizm with engine code [8]) 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 [1]
  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, MB4 (5-SPD)  »  GL-4

    All TEMPS  »  75W-90 [2]
    Manual Transmission & Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90 (MTGPK)
  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Front Differential

  5. Power Steering Fluid

  6. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [5]
  7. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HB

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

    [1] SAE 5W-30 is preferred.
    [2] GM P/N 12346190
    [3] Final drive with 3 speed Automatic transmission only.
    [4] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3 P/N 12345347, spec. 9985642
    [5] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3. Original recommendation
    P/N 12377967 has been replaced by P/N 19353126.
    [6] DEXRON-III Automatic Transmission Fluid

  9. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  3.7 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  6 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, MB3 Initial Fill  »  2.5 liters
    Automatic Transmission, MS7 Initial Fill  »  3.1 liters
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed MS7  »  7.6 liters
    3 speed MB3  »  5.5 liters
    Manual Transmission, MB4 (5-SPD)  »  1.9 liters
    Differential, Front  »  1.4 liters [2]
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
    [2] Final drive with 3 speed Automatic transmission only.
  10. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  11. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  26 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission
    Fill Plug 29 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 29 ft/lbs

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

    Oil Filter WIX 51394 Oil Filter [1]
    Air Filter WIX 46273 Air Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58994 Auto Tran Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58605 Auto Tran Filter  

    Filter Comments
    [1] Manufacturer OE Recommended Oil Change Intervals
  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...
MTG 75W-90 (GL-4) Synthetic Gear Lube (MTG)

AMSOIL Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle Gear Lube (MTG) is a premium blend of the finest synthetic base oils and advanced, high-performance additives. It is formulated specifically for maximum protection in the most demanding manual trans...
ATF Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTF OE Multi-Vehicle 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...
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.
wix air filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Air Filters

WIX panel element air filters have a linear path through the filter for low airflow restriction & an exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media. Radial air filters are constructed of mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element strength and media protection from backfire.
wix transmission filter WIX Automotive & Light Truck Transmission Filters

WIX Transmission Filters protect automatic transmissions against contaminants in the transmission fluid system. Proper filtration helps improve transmission life by minimizing wear and preventing sticking and scoring of sensitive shift control valves.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Lubricate
Item:
Chassis
Interval in Month(s):
6
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:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
12
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:
3.9
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:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
2.9
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel tank, cap & lines
Interval in Month(s):
24
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:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
0
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.
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:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
24
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:
Replace
Item:
Fuel cap gasket
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Seal used on the fuel filler cap.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Manual transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling a manual transmission.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
48
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:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Adjust
Item:
Valve clearance
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
2.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The maximum amount of space between a rocker arm or cam and the part it contacts to actuate a valve.
Distance:
75,000 miles (120,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
60
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:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
72
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.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
1998-05-01
Bulletin Number:
98839009
NHTSA Item Number:
601055

Component Description: Power train:manual transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Comments of a delayed upshift when the cruise control is engaged. ( nhtsa item number - 601055 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-09-01
Bulletin Number:
000851001
NHTSA Item Number:
6092333

Component Description: Visibility:rearview mirrors/devices:exterior.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some customers may comment that the black plastic housing around the outside rear view mirror turns chalky or is dull in color. ( nhtsa item number - 6092333 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
3174
NHTSA Item Number:
10010596

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service engine soon light due to dtcs p0440 p0441 and or p0446. ( nhtsa item number - 10010596 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
3046
NHTSA Item Number:
10009581

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

Service Bulletin Summary: Fuel tank pressure parameter information. ( nhtsa item number - 10009581 ).

Bulletin Date:
2016-08-01
Bulletin Number:
16NA260
NHTSA Item Number:
10082506

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: This technical bulletin provides a procedure to re ( nhtsa item number - 10082506 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
CHEVROLET, GEO, LEXUS, NISSAN, TOYOTA
Model(s):
ALTIMA, CELICA, COROLLA, ES250, PRIZM
Year(s):
1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Manufacturer:
RIDE CONTROL, LLC
NHTSA ID:
10E002000
Recall Date:
February 11th, 2010
Units Affected:
12,657

Affected Component: Suspension.

Summary: Ride control is recalling certain front strut mounts branded as gabriel ride control or arvinmeritor, p/nos. 142435, 142193, 142305, 142303, sold as replacement equipment for the vehicles listed above. The affected front strut mounts did not contain a weld joint between the bearing housing and the rate plate. .

Conequence: The absence of the weld can allow the strut to come out of its mounting position under certain extreme driving conditions which could cause damage to surrounding vehicle components increasing the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Ride control will notify owners of record and replace the affected parts free of charge. The safety recall began on march 15, 2010. Owners may contact ride control at 1-248-458-1396. .

Notes: This recall only pertains to aftermarket gabriel ride control or arvinmeritor front strut mounts and has no relation to any original equipment installed on vehicles manufactured by general motors, nissan, or toyota. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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