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Can Someone Explain Why 6 Quarts is Way Over Full

My 2008 5.3 appears overfilled at 6 quarts

Can Someone Explain Why 6 Quarts is Way Over Full

Postby cosmo459sx [OP] » Jul 24 2015, 1:31am

A picture speaks a thousand words. I don't get it. It is way past the cross hatched area.
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Re: Can Someone Explain Why 6 Quarts is Way Over Full

Postby alacran1 » Jul 24 2015, 1:42am

Did you change the oil filter too? Did you start the truck and let it idle for like 10 secs turn it off wait couple minutes and check it again?
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Re: Can Someone Explain Why 6 Quarts is Way Over Full

Postby 09chevyman » Jul 24 2015, 2:19am

^^^Yeah
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Re: Can Someone Explain Why 6 Quarts is Way Over Full

Postby sierra_steve » Jul 24 2015, 2:22am

you didnt get all of it out when draining is the only solution it holds 6 quarts I promise.
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Re: Can Someone Explain Why 6 Quarts is Way Over Full

Postby Welcher774 » Jul 24 2015, 3:49am

How long did you keep the drain plug out for. I like to let mine run till it drips.
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Re: Can Someone Explain Why 6 Quarts is Way Over Full

Postby cosmo459sx [OP] » Jul 24 2015, 3:51am

I changed it a week ago. I changed filter and all like you are supposed to. I thought it was strange after I changed it and did like mentioned above... Turned it on let idle and checked again. This happened last time I changed it too. Last time I added 5 quarts and it was perfectly full to the top of the hatch mark, added another and it looked like this. I know I'm getting all the old oil out because I wait a good 30 minutes to make sure it has drained properly.
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Re: Can Someone Explain Why 6 Quarts is Way Over Full

Postby cosmo459sx [OP] » Jul 24 2015, 3:53am

plus i know I'm getting all the old oil out because after a week the oil would look dark again after mixing with old oil and it still looks new.
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Re: Can Someone Explain Why 6 Quarts is Way Over Full

Postby adam86107 » Jul 24 2015, 3:56am

I drive my right front tire up on a ramp to set the truck at a pretty good angle to make sure it can all drain out.
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Re: Can Someone Explain Why 6 Quarts is Way Over Full

Postby cosmo459sx [OP] » Jul 24 2015, 4:03am

So the oil is up to the 2nd zero on the dip stick which looks like it equates to about 1/2 a quart or so. Is it really even an issue to where I should go out in the am and attempt draining some?
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Re: Can Someone Explain Why 6 Quarts is Way Over Full

Postby esox07 » Jul 24 2015, 4:16am

It is a little hard to tell with new oil. But you have to go by the point on the dipstick where it is completely covered in oil. Oil will always get on the dip stick as you pull it out, but you look for the point where you can tell the dip stick was fully immersed in oil. Sometimes it is actually easier to see that point on the back side of the dipstick.
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