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Old 09-10-2008, 05:00 PM
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7 Quart oil pan and Dipstick Problem

I have Chevy 383 with a 7 qt oil pan (looks like to be a proform 66164 or another brand similarly shaped). The dipstick is an after market standard chrome 19" and the tube is 6.5". Just did an oil change and added 7 qts and the level is approx 1/8" from the end of the dipstick. Added another Qt to account for the Fram PH5 oil filter and it still is about 1/8" from the end. I thought the oil pan capacity was not an issue and that the dipstick should still register the same. Am I missing something ???? Thanks.

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