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how many quarts of oil does your 7.3 take?

Just bought my 7.3 and going to change the oil and wanted to know when you guys change your own oil, how many quarts do you find your truck needs.

I know in general these trucks take 15 but I remember with my 6.0 everytime I changed the oil, 16 quarts was the perfect amount.

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I change mine at 5000 miles and a just fill up a gallon jug untill full so i'm not sure excatly how many quarts it takes.

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I always do 15, then check it. Adjust from there.

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It depends on if you are going to drain the HPOP or not.


Which I am assuming you arent. So Just dump 15 in there and check it afterwards
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i use 14 and 1/2 quarts

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!5 quarts is generally the magic #!

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it was the subject of great debate on antother thread, mine holds 16, despite what the manual says. I've tried and tried to figure out why, i've measured the drained oil, etc, and mine does hold 16 quarts to the full mark (including filter).

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thank you very much guys
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I would change the hpop also. (high pressure oil pump)
There is a thread some where on here on how to do it.

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It depends on if you are going to drain the HPOP or not.


Which I am assuming you arent. So Just dump 15 in there and check it afterwards
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it was the subject of great debate on antother thread, mine holds 16, despite what the manual says. I've tried and tried to figure out why, i've measured the drained oil, etc, and mine does hold 16 quarts to the full mark (including filter).
Its 15 quarts. No more no less

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I would change the hpop also. (high pressure oil pump)
There is a thread some where on here on how to do it.
Do not waste your time changing the HPOP oil there is zero benefit. Bill Hewitt at powerstrokehelp.com is a moron ask any real diesel tech

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