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2006 6.0 oil capacity

I just bought a 2006 super duty and just changed the oil, it took a full 20 quarts. Did Ford offer a bigger oil pan on some of the powerstrokes. When I put the 16 quarts that I thought it took, it didn't even register on the dipstick. It doesn't look like a aftermarket oil pan so I'm kind of scratching my head on this. Anyone have any info on this???
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You should only be adding 14-15 quarts. Do you have an oil bypass filter system added on or a bulletproof oil cooler? If not, you might just have a bad dipstick.

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yea something is a little off. It should only be 15qts

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Drain at least 5 quarts out. If you can post a pic of the oil pan please do so.


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I'm going to the ford dealership and see if there replacement dip stick matches mine. THat sucks if I have to drain I use Royal Purple! Stuff isn't cheap
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This maybe the first time anyone has asked this question, but does anyone know approx how long the dipstick should be?
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Another quick question, is the dipstick a T handle on the end or a loop? From the ones I've looked up they all have T as the handle and on my truck it's a loop
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sounds like you have a aftermarket dipstick. Get you a stock one from ford and don't drive your truck there. Measure with the proper dipstick and go ahead and get ready to remove a lot of oil.
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drain 5 out, get a stock dipstick, you will be fine. DONT get rid of that oil!!! Use it in something else! lol

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So that's exactly what it was, some jack wagon put the wrong dipstick in. It was about 2.5" to short.
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