without oil filter 3.7 quarts with oil filter 4.2 quarts
5W-30 is the PREFERRED oil
I assume it is the same as the ( 1996 ) Mercury Villager : With engine oil filter change : ( 4.2 US. quarts of 5W-30 engine oil )
Valve cover? Engine seal/ front or rear?
right above the oil filter on the transmission side of the filter mount
5W-30 is the preferred oil ( according to the 1996 Mercury Villager Owner Guide )
According to the 1996 Mercury Villager Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : The 3.0 liter V6 engine takes : ( 4.2 U.S. quarts / 4.0 liters , 5W-30 preferred )
According to the 2000 Mercury Villager Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change the 3.3 litre V6 engine takes : ( 4.0 litres / 4.2 US. quarts of 5W-30 engine oil )