The Oil Capacity of a 1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6

by Dan Swords

The 1996 Toyota Corolla 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine delivers 100 hp at 5,600 rpm. Proper care of the engine will ensure that it continues to produce the horsepower. Routine maintenance, such as changing the engine oil and filter, will keep the engine operating properly for many years.

Engine Oil Specifications

The 1996 Corolla 1.6-liter engine holds 3.2 quarts of oil. The oil and filter should be changed every 3,000 miles. Refill with 5W-30 to the proper level.

Electrical Specifications

Proper maintenace will prolong the life of your car.

The battery voltage should be 12 volts or greater. While the engine is running and the alternator is charging, the battery voltage will be approximately 13.2 volts. The battery terminals should be tight and clean of corrosion, oil and dirt. The spark plug wires should be free of abrasion and corrosion. The spark plug gap should be set to 0.032 inches. Proper firing order is 1-3-4-2.

Other Considerations

Maintain proper coolant level by refilling the system with a 50/50 mixture of ethylene glycol and water. The drive belts should be clean and free from oil, major cracks and abrasions. Replace the engine fuel air filters as required in the maintenance schedule found in your owner's manual.

About the Author

Dan Swords has been a technical writer since 1991. He specializes in computer and electronic topics and earned an Associates In Applied Science in electronic engineering technology from Illinois Central College and is furthering his education with classes in computer science and culinary arts.

Photo Credits

  • photo_camera tools image by CraterValley Photo from Fotolia.com