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Old 06-05-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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Oil capacity 454

Hi everyone,

I have searched past posts re oil capacity but none mention oil capacity with coolers.
My problem - original dip stick was not in the engine when I bought the coach and the replacement one I found is not from a GM BB. I drained the oil,changed filter to a tall and put in 5 quarts. With the oil cooler and associated lines I am thinking maybe 6 or 7 is likely best?
I will mark dipstick levels (low and full) once I figure out.

Thoughts?

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Hi everyone,

I drained the oil,changed filter to a tall and put in 5 quarts. With the oil cooler and associated lines I am thinking maybe 6 or 7 is likely best?
I will mark dipstick levels (low and full) once I figure out.

Thoughts?

Jim
Measure what you took out including draining the filter and you should be safe if engine was showing normal oil pressure before the change except you changed to tall filter then either add a quart more or fill the filter before installing.I have found add on oil coolers on my 454 and it would be hard to include them as from there location I doubt that they drain when the oil is changed.
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The 454 in my '97 one ton Chevy van holds 7 quarts.
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7 quarts sounds right to me. It's all contained in the Motorhome chassis guide and service manual in the links on the parts thread I created a few weeks ago. You've also got the synthetic, sae30, 10w-40 debate to contend with. You'll find more detail on that in the service manual.


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