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Oil Capacity: OBS vs. NBS

I just finished up working on my instructor's '97 F-350. It needed a new oil pan & dipstick tube. When I got the oil pan, I measured all dimensions to make 100% sure it was the same size as the one that came out & it checked out OK. I also made sure the new dipstick tube was the same length & besides a really bad bend in the old one, they're both the same length. Now, when I put the oil in it today, I primed the oil filter & installed it. Then I put in 3gal of oil & the dipstick's reading almost to the full line in the operating range grid...... I haven't gotten to start the truck yet to build up oil press & let it warm up(because of rain), but whatever little the filter would need to fully prime & whatever amount of oil will fill the engine I know won't require another gallon. My NBS takes about 4gal. Do OBSs have less oil capacity than an NBS????

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i thought they were the same.....

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They take the same amount of oil.

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Yup both 15 quarts. IIRC there was an updated dipstick for the OBS. I could be wrong though

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i can get 16qts in when topped off

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i can get 16qts in when topped off
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO while 1 quart overfull shouldnt hurt anything to seriously 15 is it. Next oil change only put 15 in

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO while 1 quart overfull shouldnt hurt anything to seriously 15 is it. Next oil change only put 15 in
well i can dump 15qt in the pan. the filter takes almost 2qts. and after running to prime it, i can put up to 1qt in it after and that will be full or a hair over

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Jarrod I hope you are joking here. 15 total between pan and filter is full

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Yup both 15 quarts. IIRC there was an updated dipstick for the OBS. I could be wrong though
CRAP! I've gotta get this truck started & see what the dipstick looks like after it's been warmed up. I think I did hear the same thing about an updated dipstick though, Dave. Even though the dipsticks were the same length, the bends were different. I'll have to call Ford & see what the skinny is. Thanks, guys!

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Jarrod I hope you are joking here. 15 total between pan and filter is full
well the last time i check and did the oil change, that is what it took. the next time i change it ill double check.

15qts is correct. tho

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