Gasket should be included with new oil filter
you have to raise the motor or drop the k member, or both
You need an oil change.
Drain the engine oil. Remove the pan bolts. The engine may have to be unbolted from the motor mounts and lifted slightly to remove the pan. Pull the pan out, then install the new pan and gasket.
On a 1991 Mercury Cougar : The oil pump is INSIDE the oil pan ( the oil pan is bolted to the bottom of the engine )
According to the 2000 Mercury Cougar Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : The 2.5 liter V6 engine takes ( 5.5 liters of 5W-30 engine oil )
According to my Chilton's Auto Repair Manual : For the 3.8 liter V6 engine in a 1991 Mercury Cougar : With engine oil filter change : ( 5.0 US. quarts )
According to the 2001 Mercury Cougar Owner Guide : For the 2.0 litre four cylinder engine : ( with engine oil filter change , 4.25 litres / 4.5 U.S. quarts of 5W-20 engine oil )
near the oil filter
I'm assuming it is the same as the ( 1996 ) Mercury Cougar 4.6 liter V8 : With engine oil filter change : ( 5.0 U.S. quarts should put you almost to the full mark )
What year is your cougar and also is it a V6 or a V8? This information would be nice to know :) it is attached to the engine
with your eyes
According to the 2002 Mercury Cougar Owner Guide : The 2.5 liter V6 engine takes : With engine oil filter change : ( 5.5 litres / 5.8 US. quarts of 5W-20 engine oil )
disconnect the negative battery cable for 60 seconds then re-connect should do it
The Owner Guide for the 1999 Mercury Cougar shows ( 5.8 quarts with filter change ) for the 2.5 liter V6 engine
According to the 2000 Mercury Cougar owners manual ( 5W-30 ) for the four cylinder and V6 engines
The approximate cost to change an oil pan gasket, on your Ford Taurus, is $125. The oil pan gasket can be purchased for $10.
at the bottom of the oil pan under the car.
If it is a V6 about 6 Quarts with a new oil filter.
According to the 1997 mercury Cougar owner Guide : ( 5W-30 is the preferred oil for the 3.8 litre V6 and the 4.6 litre V8 engines ) ( With engine oil filter change , 4.7 litres / 5.0 U.S. quarts of 5W-30 , both engine sizes )
5W30 full synthetic.
hold the select and the units buttons at the same time for 5 to 10 seconds