Man this is driving me crazy! How much oil does my truck hold? I'm trying to do an oil change, but I can't find out how much to put in? I'm thinking it's 15 quarts? Sound right???
What is hoop oil?there is actually about 18 quarts.15 in pan and 3 in the hpop system,they say the oil circulates but its very poor circulation.9 out of 10 people never change this oil,i saw a 220k psd today come in and had the hpop oil changed and it looked like sludge,it was very thick and goey.its terrible for injectors.you should look into it.:icon_ford:
topdwg- you said 15 qts put you "INBETWEEN" the min & max lines??? So your's takes 15.5qts, mine takes 14.0qts. I'm thinking the dip sticks are not a technical item. No way can the engines vary that much on the inside (castings, pans etc). Has to be variance in the dip stick or the way the tube is inserted into the block. From all my experieces from Corvettes, 4cyl crack boxes, regular mom & pop cars... the manual is always dead on. I remember my 89 Vette called for 5qts. Guess what... to the hair line. After a few changes I'd never check the dip stick at changes. Only inbetween changes. And I know a lot of dealerships have a computer oil dispencing system. they have overhead oil lines that dispence exactly the right amount.. 4.7Qts. So I'm betting the stick/tube is off. I might do 15qts next change, and then mark the dip stick. Either way it's a PITA to read... totally stupid.
I'm with you. I drain the system properly and it only takes 14 qts to read full on the dip stick. Doing this meets all of the stated Ford requirements. I have no idea why you would fill past the max point on the dipstick (whether it is 14 or 15) - the advice in the manual is to not do this.Am I being too simplistic here, it seems to me one would drain the oil and then fill it up til the dipstick reads full. :dunno: