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Oil Capacity??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kj1963falcon, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. kj1963falcon

    kj1963falcon Registered Member

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    Sorry for the dumb question guys but can anyone tell me what the oil capacity should be for a 75 454?

    I searched the forms and most said about 7 quarts, but I changed my oil yesterday and it took me 9 quarts before is was reading full.:confused:

    I have no idea what the previous owner has done to this truck and I just don't want to hurt anything by running to much oil.

    Thanks,
    K.J.
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yup, it should be right around 7 quarts, unless the previous owner installed a higher capacity oil pan.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Did you pay any attention to how much came out? I put my used oil into gallon containers to take to Autozone, so its easy to tell.
     
  4. kj1963falcon

    kj1963falcon Registered Member

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    No I didn't pay attention to how much came out, but I still have the container, so maybe I will poor it into gallon jugs so that I can see how much came out.
    Is there any easy way to tell if I have a higher capacity oil pan, or if maybe I have the wrong dip stick:confused:

    KJ
     
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    kj1963falcon Registered Member

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    Anyone from the Night Crew?

    K.J.
     
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    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    Did you use one of the 2 quart truck filters?
    Do you have an engine oil cooler??
     
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    kj1963falcon Registered Member

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    I did not use one of the 2 quart truck filters, infact until I started searching the forums yesterday I didnt' know they existed:o

    I don't know if I have an oil cooler or not, I do have a small cooler mounted to the front of the radiator but I just assumed that it was a tranny cooler. I guess that I need to go out and see if the cooler is for oil or the tranny.
    Thanks for the help.

    K.J.
     

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