Well change your oil evey 3 thousands mile and don't worry about when you need to add oil. Proof? This has been talked about this many times on stangnet for years do what you want. My son's best friend has an 01 that's 5qts and I have an 02 and 03 and it's always been that way since it's been changed. They change pan sizes because running low seems to be a big motor issue with 5 qts. Do a search and some research I don't feel like trying to prove anything to anybody since many are here just to argue. Or don't follow your owners manual and see how the outcome is.........boy wonder why so many with SC's have trouble with oil in their intake? Hope it works out guys, I did try to help.