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Old 11-06-2008, 07:12 AM
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Oil Qty

Ok this is probably the "newby" question of the month but here goes. How much oil does my 7.3 take? I just purchased the truck. A '97 7.3 1 ton. The book with the owners manual states 14 qts. The folks at Napa state 10 qts. I will be changing the filter which holds 2 qts. I plan on watching the dip stick when adding oil but what is the correct qty?

I have searched the forum pretty well but cannot find it. Sorry if this is an obvious answer.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:15 AM
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The only stupid question is the one you don't ask.

You need 3-1/2 gallons or 14 qrts.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:16 AM
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14 qts.I believe.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:18 AM
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Sweet...thanks for the instant replies! Glad I picked up 4 gallons. :-)

I am sure I will have more questions. Sort of going thru the truck as I have time. Lots to learn.
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I took the back seat out of my king cab and i have all kinds of room back there now. I still put people back there, just a little uncomfortable
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:44 AM
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oil qty

does the 14qts include the 3qts that the hpop holds, supposedly there is no way to drain it except thru the plug at the top,thanks
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:46 AM
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14 is stock
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:51 AM
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I took the back seat out of my king cab and i have all kinds of room back there now. I still put people back there, just a little uncomfortable


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does the 14qts include the 3qts that the hpop holds, supposedly there is no way to drain it except thru the plug at the top,thanks
I dunno bout that. If you change your oil regularly that's gonna stay fresh anyways.
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I put 3 1/2gallons in mine every time I change the oil. That brings the level almost to the top of the full mark on the dip stick.
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I took the back seat out of my king cab and i have all kinds of room back there now. I still put people back there, just a little uncomfortable
i dont get it either
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