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Username Post: oil level        (Topic#366399)
davidsenula 
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Reg: 09-14-21
09-14-21 02:24 AM - Post#2827059    

hey all, put together a 350 for my sons elcamino and i am looking for the distance below the oil pan rail that the oil level should be. i do not know the capacity of the oil pan on the motor. it came with it. it is in the car and ready to fire up. i just dont want to be over or under filled. i have a 3638 block casting number with the dipstick on the passengers side. if someone has a block on a stand with a known correct dipstick and tube i need the measurment from the shoulder on the tube, that stops the tube from going any further into the block, to the full mark on the dipstick.thanx



 


grumpyvette 
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Loc: FLORIDA USA
Reg: 03-16-01
09-14-21 03:47 AM - Post#2827063    
    In response to davidsenula

since you don't have info on the pan, throw 5 quarts in it and see where the dipstick reads as a first step, any sbc will run with 5 quarts in a stock pan,
once the pump fills the filter you'll have between 4-4.5 quarts in the oil pan.
if the dip stick won't read and the engines not smoking excessively, you can add another quart
most stock pans hold 4.5-5 quarts
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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!


 


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