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7.3 Oil Capacity
Ive read on a few different forums some people using 14 quarts with their oil changes in the 7.3 and some using 15. My manual says to use 15 quarts (including what you put in the new filter prior to installing it). I did my last oil change and installed a little under 15 quarts, including what I put in the new filter before twisting it on. With just under 15 quarts, the oil level reads about 1 inch above the cross marks on the dipstick. I gave the truck plenty of time (about 15 minutes) to drain the old oil before putting the drain plug back on. My question is to all of you guys using 15, like the manual says, does your dipstick level read high? I know that some oil stays in the HPOP, but from what ive read online that oil is not figured into the 15 quart refill recommendation.
2001 F-250 CC SB 4x4 Off-Road w/ 88k miles on the 7.3. 4" lift on 35" BFGs. All synthetic fluids (Amsoil & Schaeffer's)
S&B intake, 4" turbo-back straight-pipe, 6.0 trans cooler, Dieselsite coolant filter w/ Delo ELC, Isspro gauges, Mag Hy-Tec diff cover
2012 tailgate, rear bumper, and tailights
2001 Excursion Limited
Only 55k miles on the 7.3
Last edited by E-Man; 05-19-2012 at 06:50 PM.