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Thread: Dipstick oil range 5.3 AFM
07-21-2011, 12:51 PM #1
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Dipstick oil range 5.3 AFM
My 2009 5.3 w/AFM engine oil dipstick has 4 marks or bumps. One for full, one for add, and 2 in-between. Does anyone know what the oil volume is suppose to be between full & low or between the marks?
07-21-2011, 01:11 PM #2
I know it used to be the typical amount was 1 qt between the add and full line. which would put those at 1/3 qt increments. Like I said that was normal for older vehicles.
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are you losing oil or just wondering? If you are down to say one bump under full, add 1/4 or 1/3 qt. let it sit a couple minutes and then check the level see how much it increases. should be done cold as well. It will be more accurate than if the engine is hot.David
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07-21-2011, 02:36 PM #3
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The level was down about half way the other day 2,000 miles after an oil change. It took a quart to bring it up to full. That would mean 2 quarts between add & full... but that seems like too much of a range.
I'll have to pay closer attention next time. Seems to be using some oil, anyway.
But yes, I can't seem to find the volume range amount published between full & add anywhere.
Last edited by Mudflaps; 07-21-2011 at 02:49 PM.
07-21-2011, 05:45 PM #4
ok good to know (on the quantity part). yeah about the only way I think to really know is by adding and checking. And as stated before the most accurate is after it has sat for a little bit so you get most the fluid back in the pan. I have seen some with a larger range on the dipstick. hopefully it was just a random thing with the low oil and not a burning issue as your truck is still fairly new. I have done that where I checked it and it was low but never did it again so hopefully thats the case.
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