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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtrdrms, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. mtrdrms

    mtrdrms 1/2 ton status

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    I just got another 87 K5 this weekend and I was changing the oil and filter. After I put in 5 quarts I started it for a few minutes and then let it cool and checked the level. It shows I need to add another quart? Did some 5.7 FI motors come with a 6 quart pan? Is there a way I can tell if the pan is a 6 quart? I am skeptical of putting in another quart because maybe the dipstick is off of something I dont know. It is an 87 with the 350FI, 4x4, 700R4. Thanks
     
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    truck was level right?
    also how big was the filter?
    some from different man. may be different sizes, the one i put on my truck holds 1/2 quart, i always fill the new one before puttin it on
    a little anal i know but hey whatever :D
     
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    Yeah it was level. And it was the same filter I took off - Pure One, half quart.
     
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    hummm i run 5 in mine with no problems, 89 350
     
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    I always use 6 quarts, It actually takes 5.5 to hit the full line in mine, and the rest is only a little over so I just dump it in. No problems that I know of. Besides I have a slow leak in a rusting cooler line. I figure that makes up for what I loose over two months.
     
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    350 should have a 5 qt pan, 1/2 quart filter and 1/2 qt of lines that remain filled after your oil has settled.... I just had the same question when I was puting in my engine and 5 quarts of oil showed 1 qt low ont he dipstick.
     
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    well I contacted the previous owner and he said that he has een putting 6 quarts in the thing for the last 15 years so I guess thats what I will do. Anyone ever heard of a stock K5 with a six quart pan?
     
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    Don't think they used a six quart pan on the Blazers.

    How about an oil cooler? Have one of those? They are not *supposed* to go "dry" with sitting, that should hold more oil too.
     
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    It's a 5 qt pan... but the filter holds a half quart...
     
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    Interesting...My 90' Burbans 350 takes 5.5qts and always has.
     
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    Is there a chance that the dipstick or tube are not original equipment?

    Do a quick dipstick check with another truck 350....?
     
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    Hello,
    watch it that's how my last 350 blew up.
    Thanks
    adam

     
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    Mine's a stock '87 with a factory oil cooler; it takes 6 quarts to get to "FULL" on the stick.
     

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