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7 Qt. dipstick.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by riz, Jun 12, 2000.

  1. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    I have a 7 Qt. Muldoon oil pan on my new motor and I can't seem to find anyone who makes a 7 Qt. dipstick. Is there such a thing ? I definately want to keep an eye on my oil level but with a standard 5 Qt. dipstick it won't be nearly as accurate. I would appreciate any info on this topic. Thanks.

    L8r,

    .Riz.
     
  2. chevidog

    chevidog Registered Member

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    I believe that your stock dipstick will do the job perfectly. Even though your new oil pan is deeper and holds more oil, the dipstick will still measure the level accurately since it only measures the distance from the oil level to the bottom of the block/crakshaft.

    block/crankshaft I
    -------------------------I I's represent dipstick
    -------------------------I
    --------oil level-------I -'s represent air

    Not sure how to attach a diagram yet, but the small one above may help what I am trying to say. The oil capacity should not effect the effectiveness of the dipstick, since it actually regulates the distance of oil level to the bottom end of the block. Long answer, but hope it helps.

    been there-broke that, and that, and that...
     
  3. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    Chevidog, I'd have to agree with you.

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