Hey guys, I'm still pretty new to the diesel world. And I changed the oil in my 2001 7.3 this evening. I drained the oil, replaced filter, and filled the engine back up with oil. I started it up and let it run for a few minutes then shut it off and checked it. It was showing about 3 quarts low. I read everywhere and they said they took 15 quarts and that's what I put in it. So I was wondering why it was reading low.
Now here's the kicker. The first thing I noticed when I got this truck was that the handle for the dipstick was missing. It had a few passes of black tape wrapped around it to act as a stop. Could it be that the previous own had somehow broke the dipstick and just fixed it shorter? And should I worry about running it until I get a new dipstick ordered if that's the case? Thanks for any help!
Alrighty, that's kinda what I was thinking too. But I was just wondering. Are you supposed to fill the filter and then put around 15 quarts in? Because I didn't fill the filter. I just oiled the ring and put it on the truck, then added 15 quarts