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World's Best Oils & Filters for 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan

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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan
3.8L 6-cyl Engine Code [L] 6-cyl Engine Code [L]
215 bhp. @ 5000 rpm / Torque: 245 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm
12 Valves Overhead Valve
3.8L - V 6-cyl (3778 cc) (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 9.6:1

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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 (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan with engine code [L]) 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.

Optional Equipment Listing This guide lists all available equipment options such as transmission options, differentials etc. for 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan with engine code [L] hide.
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However, AMSOIL products recommended for another temperature range can be safely used because AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are engineered to provide exceptional performance for significantly broader temperature range when compared to conventional & or other brand synthetic oils. For more information on a lubricants cold temperature performance; please refer to "Pour Point" from "Technical Properties" table located at the bottom of each lubricant product page hide.
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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  API*
    Above -18C  »  10W-30
    Below 38C  »  5W-30 [1]
  2. Automatic Transmission

  3. Transfer Case

  4. Rear Differential

  5. Power Steering Fluid

  6. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

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

    [1] SAE 5W-30 is preferred.
    [2] Specification listed is for the overrunning clutch and not
    for the actual differential.
    [3] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3 P/N 04318080AC, meeting MS-4574
    [4] ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid, Mopar P/N
    05013457AA, specification number MS9602

  8. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4.7 liters [1]
    Cooling System, With Rear HEAT Initial Fill  »  15.5 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Cooling System, Without RR HEAT Initial Fill  »  13 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, 41TE Initial Fill  »  3.8 liters
    Automatic Transmission, 41AE Initial Fill  »  3.8 liters
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed 41AE  »  9.2 liters
    4 speed 41TE  »  9.2 liters
    Differential, OC (AWD only) Rear  »  0.6 liters [2]
    Differential, PTU (AWD only) Rear  »  1.1 liters
    Differential, RCA (AWD only) Rear  »  0.7 liters
    Transfer Case, PTU  »  1.1 liters
    ANTPC ANT ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
    [2] Specification listed is for the overrunning clutch and not
    for the actual differential.
  9. Chassis Lubrication

  10. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  20 ft/lbs
    Transfer Case RCA
    Fill Plug 15 ft/lbs

    Transfer Case PTU & OC
    Fill Plug 20 ft/lbs

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

    Oil Filter 25, 000-Mile Ea Oil Filter (EAO42)  
    Oil Filter MANN Oil Filter (W92017)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51085 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 42389 Air Filter  
    Cabin Air Filter WIX 24864 Cabin Air Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58934 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...
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...
AGL SEVERE GEAR 80W-90 (AGL)

A multi-functional lubricant designed to surpass the requirements of equipment and automotive applications calling for an SAE 80W-90 viscosity grade. Formulated with wax-free synthetic base oils and high-quality additives, AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® res...
SVG 75W 90 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVG)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
SVT 75W-110 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVT)

AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are engineered for high-demand applications, including trailer towing, heavy hauling, 4X4 off-road driving, commercial use and racing. Protects gears and bearings from scoring and wea...
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...
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...
amsoil oil filter AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters

AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters feature synthetic nanofiber technology for maximum efficiency. Guaranteed for up to 15,000 miles or up to 25,000 miles, depending on application, when used with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil.
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 cabin filter WIX Cabin Air Filters

WIX offers high-efficiency cabin air filters for passenger cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, buses & off-highway vehicles. Trap & eliminate harmful microbes in the filter medium and reduce the opportunity for those microbes to be released into the air of vehicle occupants.
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:
6,000 miles (9,600 km)
Action:
Inspect/replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.04
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
6,000 miles (9,600 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.18
Parts Units:
4.5
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:
6,000 miles (9,600 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
6
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:
12,000 miles (19,200 km)
Action:
Inspect/replace
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
120
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:
12,000 miles (19,200 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Cabin air filter
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A filtering system that meters out pollen, road dust and other particles before they can reach the passenger cabin.
Distance:
18,000 miles (28,800 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brakes
Interval in Month(s):
18
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Also used to refer to the brake system's most frequently replaced parts, brake pads and/or brake shoes.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive axles
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a front-wheel drive vehicle or a rear-wheel drive vehicle with independent rear suspension, the short axles that connect the driven wheels with the driving force. Drive axles typically have CV (constant velocity)-joints on their ends.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Tie rod ends
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Ball and socket parts of the steering linkage that connect the wheel spindles to the rack and pinion or center link.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/replace
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:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/replace
Item:
PCV valve
Interval in Month(s):
60
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, an emissions related device that allows venting of combustion gases from the crankcase to the intake system rather than the atmosphere.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
60
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
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:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/replace
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
90
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:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plug wires
Interval in Month(s):
100
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge the spark plug(s).
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
100
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
6
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:
2003-06-01
Bulletin Number:
C20
NHTSA Item Number:
10002055

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections.

Service Bulletin Summary: Power steering fluid cooler hoses may split and cause a loss of power assist - customer satisfaction notification no. C20. ( nhtsa item number - 10002055 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
0308
NHTSA Item Number:
10005660

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Daimlerchrysler cargo van original equipment (oe) fitment. Bridgestone turanza el42+ 215/65r16 98t - article # 122-076. This is bridgestone firestone technical bulletin. ( nhtsa item number - 10005660 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
CHEVROLET, DODGE, FORD, GMC
Model(s):
CARAVAN, E SERIES, EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, F SERIES, G SERIES, GRAND CARAVAN, SUBURBAN, TAHOE, YUKON
Year(s):
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Manufacturer:
SOUTHERN COMFORT CONVERSIONS
NHTSA ID:
03V094000
Recall Date:
March 7th, 2003
Units Affected:
3,674

Affected Component: Structure.

Summary: Certain pickup truck, van, and mini van conversions equipped with southern comfort built running boards that contain certain courtesy lights manufactured by american technology components, inc. These units contain a courtesy light or lights that might overheat when the wire harness is exposed to excessive moisture and road salt. .

Conequence: This overheating condition can cause the running board to melt or cause a fire. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace the wiring harness on these running boards. Owner notification began march 7, 2003. 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 southern comfort at 1-800-745-6096. .

Notes: Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

#
2
Make(s):
CHRYSLER, DODGE, PLYMOUTH
Model(s):
CARAVAN, GRAND CARAVAN, TOWN AND COUNTRY, VOYAGER
Year(s):
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Manufacturer:
WIX FILTERATION PRODUCTS DIVISION
NHTSA ID:
03E053000
Recall Date:
October 24th, 2003
Units Affected:
68,563

Affected Component: Fuel system, gasoline.

Summary: Certain aftermarket replacement fuel filters, models wix filter part numbers 33576, 33577, 33734; napa filter part numbers 3576, 3577, 3734; and carquest filter part numbers 86576, 86577, 86734 used on 1996-2000 daimlerchrysler town & country, dodge caravan, and plymouth voyager vehicles, can cause the fuel lines to leak. .

Conequence: A possible fire can occur in the presence of an ignition source. .

Remedy: Wix will notify its customers and replace the fuel filters free of charge. Note: this does not involve any products manufactured by the daimlerchrysler corp. Nor any dailmerchrysler dealers. Owner notification is expected to begin during november 2003. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact wix at 704-864-6711. .

Notes: This recall only pertains to aftermarket replacement fuel filters and has no relation to any original equipment installed on chrysler town & country, plymouth voyager, and dodge caravan minivans or any other products manufactured by daimlerchrysler corporation. Customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

#
3
Make(s):
CHRYSLER, DODGE
Model(s):
CARAVAN, GRAND CARAVAN, TOWN AND COUNTRY, VOYAGER
Year(s):
2002, 2003, 2004
Manufacturer:
DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
NHTSA ID:
04V386000
Recall Date:
August 5th, 2004
Units Affected:
681,000

Affected Component: Steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections.

Summary: On certain minivans equipped with 3. 3 or 3. 8l v-6 engine, the upper power steering cooler hose may split and cause a fluid leak. .

Conequence: Power steering fluid leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in an under hood fire. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace the upper power steering cooler hose. This recall began on september 27, 2004. Owners should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403. .

Notes: Recall no. D37. Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

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