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Old 01-01-2011, 11:56 AM
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Just changed my oil, just want to make sure....

My oil temps have come up over the last few days and I was due for a change anyway. Just changed it with Rotella T triple 10/30. With filter change it should hold 15 quarts right? My level is too high on the dip stick and and I dont want to blow a seal. I know it holds 15 quarts, but why not 16?
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:01 PM
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Any diesel engine can allow fuel to get into the oil. You should keep your oil level between min and max to be able to know what is going on w/ the engine. 14 quarts puts my level just below the max line, so I go w/ 14 instead of what the book says - many people do. Too much oil can also cause foaming, which will create issues w/ injectors.
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:04 PM
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my 7.3 takes 14 qts
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:18 PM
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Crap, so I have a quart too much?
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Crap, so I have a quart too much?
Kind a looks like you do. I wouldn't want to run it over filled. For the reasons Bismic mentioned.
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A little over full won't kill you. But I am talking ONLY a little. 1qt... well I would drain some of it. I personally prefer mine between the low and high, like right in the middle.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:33 PM
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Thanks guys, I will drain about a quart or so in the morning. I appreciate the advice.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:15 PM
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1 qt will make no difference. I alway's use 15 qts. If you overfill a 1.5L Toyota engine by a qt. or more I would worry but not the 6.0. I remember reading one of the tech's on here talking about how he was troubleshooting a sluggish running 6.0 and he drained the oil to find 30 qt's coming out of the pan. Much more excessive than your 1 qt but I'm just showing you that you aren't going to have any problems.
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1 qt will make no difference. I alway's use 15 qts. If you overfill a 1.5L Toyota engine by a qt. or more I would worry but not the 6.0. I remember reading one of the tech's on here talking about how he was troubleshooting a sluggish running 6.0 and he drained the oil to find 30 qt's coming out of the pan. Much more excessive than your 1 qt but I'm just showing you that you aren't going to have any problems.
How will you ever know if you have a lot of fuel in your tank - say 5 quarts or even 15 quarts (which would be a problem) - if your typical fill level is past the max mark on the dipstick? Clearly the Tech in your example had to drain the tank to find out.

Anyway, I agree about 1 quart not making a difference, just emphasizing how you can stay on top of your vehicles operating conditions. Oh - and 2 quarts underfill is not really an issue either.

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Old 01-02-2011, 05:33 AM
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Thank again guys. I drained exactly 15 quarts out of it, full capacity on the catch pan. It just weirded me out that capacity was max on the dipstick. Good thing about the Edge CTS, it keeps me on top of the engine. After my oil change we had some errands to run last night and my oil and coolant levels were right back to within 1 to 2 degrees of each other. Now I just need to change my coolant and I will be very happy.
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